7 die in Afghan blast

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

HERAT: Up to seven peo­ple were con­firmed dead and 17 oth­ers in­jured af­ter a bomb blast rocked the western Herat city of Afghanistan yes­ter­day, pro­vin­cial po­lice chief Mo­ham­mad Ayub An­sari said.

All vic­tims are civil­ians in­clud­ing women and chil­dren, added An­sari, say­ing the ex­plo­sive de­vice was planted in a mo­tor­bike and det­o­nated next to the grand mosque in Herat city, 640km west of Kabul.

Ear­lier in the day, a blast shocked Kabul city dur­ing an in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence on the peace process in Afghanistan, at­tended by del­e­gates from across the globe. Xin­hua –

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