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ISIS claims responsibility for Afghan minibus blast

Islamic State groups claimed that two bombs exploded on a minibus that killed at least nine people on Thursday in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, a week after a deadly explosion at a Shiite mosque in the northern city. ..

After the Taliban regained power in August last year, the number of violent public attacks across Afghanistan has declined, but Sunni Islamic state groups continue to target Shiites, which they consider to be mavericks. ing.

A series of deadly bombings targeting the minority community have upset the country in the last two weeks of Ramadan’s fasting month.

Balkh police spokesman Asif Wajiri told AFP that Thursday’s blasts broke out in different parts of Mazar-i-Sharif within minutes of each other as commuters returned home from dawn to dusk. rice field.

“The target seems to be Shiite passengers,” he added, adding that the explosion injured 13 people.