At least 11 killed or injured in Kunduz, Afghanistan blast: Official

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Eleven people were killed or wounded in a blast in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, a health official said on Thursday.

An interior ministry spokesman said a roadside blast had targeted a van of military mechanics in Kunduz and said school students were among the wounded.

He added another roadside blast in the capital, Kabul, had wounded three, including a child.

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Richard Bennett, the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for Afghanistan on human rights, condemned the blasts.

“Today more explosions [rock] Afghanistan... systematic targeted attacks on crowded schools and mosques calls for immediate investigation, accountability and end to human rights violations,” he said in a Tweet.

Earlier on Thursday another blast tore through a Shia mosque in the northern city of Mazar-E-Sharif, killing or wounding at least 20 people.

A resident of Mazar-e-Sharif said she was shopping with her sister in a nearby market when she heard a large explosion and saw smoke rising from the area around the mosque.

“The glass of the shops was broken and it was very crowded and everyone started to run,” the woman, who declined to be named, said.

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