At least 6 killed in Herat, Afghanistan blast
No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but the latest tally says it has killed at least six civilians.
An explosion in the western Afghan city of Herat claimed the lives of at least six people and wounded 10 others, head doctor of the city's central hospital Mohammad Aref Jalali said Saturday.
Dr. Jalali told Sputnik the explosion took place in Haji Abbas area.
An eyewitness reported that the explosion was the result of a car bomb, as they saw a vehicle exploding, and women and children were among the passengers.
A bomb that had been attached to a packed minivan was behind the blast.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion, but ISIS-K has claimed credit for similar attacks on civilians.
Two children were killed and several civilians sustained injuries in a bomb blast just outside Afghanistan's capital of Kabul just last week.
Just days ahead of that explosion, an explosion erupted in the center of Kabul.
The explosion occurred in the 9th Security District of Kabul and targeted a security forces vehicle, wounding two of its members, the Ministry of Interior reported.
Afghanistan has been subject to terrorist attacks of such at an increasing amount since the US withdrawal from its soil, which it had occupied for two decades at the time of their departure.