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Blast kills 1, wounds 9 in Afghanistan’s northern Mazar-i-Sharif city

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Blast kills 1, wounds 9 in Afghanistan’s northern Mazar-i-Sharif city

One civilian was killed and nine others including five police and four civilians injuried as a blast rocked Mazar -i-Sharif city the capital of northern Balkh province on Wednesday evening, provincial police spokesman Adil Shah Adil said Thursday.

The blast happened late Wednesday evening, killing one civilian on the spot and wounding five police and four civilians, the official added.

Without providing more details, the official said that investigation had been initiated into the incident.

Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province 305 km north of Kabul has been regarded as the safest city in the conflict-battered Afghanistan.

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