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Bomb blast in northern Afghanistan kills 15

Bomb blast in northern Afghanistan kills 15

27 also injured as explosion devastates religious seminary in Samangan province


By Islamuddin Sajid



At least 15 people were killed and 27 others injured in a bomb explosion in the Samangan province of northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, local media said.

The bomb exploded inside a religious seminary when hundreds of people, including students, were performing noon prayers, Tolo News reported, citing local officials.

According to a local hospital, 27 injured people are under treatment.

Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor also confirmed the blast and said it occurred in Madrassa Al-Jihad in Aibak city, the capital of Samangan province

“Around 10 students were martyred and a number of others were injured. Our security forces have arrived on the spot,” he said in an initial statement.

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