At least nine people were killed in two separate explosions targeting two minibuses, Thursday, in Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, police said.
Asif Waziri, a spokesman for the police in Balkh province, of which Mazar-i Sharif is the capital, told AFP that the two bombings “apparently targeted Shiite passengers”, and that they left 9 dead and 13 wounded.
He also explained that the two explosions were minutes away from each other. The source of the two explosions was not clear, and Waziri did not give further details.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, and Taliban police forces cordoned off the area.
This attack, the latest in a series of bloody explosions shaking Afghanistan, came days after a bloody bombing of a mosque in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing 10 people and wounding 15.
The bombing took place on April 21, in the Seh Dukan mosque, in a crowded area of the city in the province of Balkh.
Taliban militants in Mazar-i-Sharif
For its part, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a statement broadcast by its Telegram channel.
Afghanistan has witnessed from time to time attacks, explosions and security incidents since the Taliban seized power in mid-August, while the movement blames most of the bombings on the terrorist organization ISIS.