Nine killed, 13 wounded in Mazar-e-Sharif blasts

Two explosions went off in Afghanistan’s northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, on Thursday evening, killing at least nine people and wounding 13 others, police said.

Asif Waziri, a spokesman for provincial police, said that the explosions happened in PD3 and PD10 of the city.

Witnesses of one of the blasts said that a magnetic IED, attached to a van, was detonated.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the bombings.

The blasts are the latest in a series of explosions in the country in recent weeks that have resulted in dozens of casualties.