An explosion in the Balkh district of the northern province led to many civilian casualties on Tueday morning.
“A bomb exploded at 8 am today near a veterinary clinic where army commandos were stationed in Balkh district,” Balkh Police spokesperson Adel Shah Adel told Reporterly.
The Ministry of Interior said a “car bomb” had exploded at around 9 am, and spokesperson Tariq Arian said details will be made available in a while.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Defence said that two civilians were killed and 35 others were wounded when a “truck bomb” exploded in Balkh.
They added that a commando was also killed and six more were wounded in the incident, while many houses in the vicinity were destroyed.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.