Bombing of civilian bus kills 11 in southern Afghanistan

Bombing of civilian bus kills 11 in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 people have been killed and dozens injured, after a roadside bomb struck a bus in Afghanistan’s southern province of Zabul according to the Interior Ministry as reported by al-Jazeera.

The blast took place late on Sunday night, according to Zabul’s provincial governor’s spokesman, Gul Islam Sial.

He added that 25 people were injured, including women and children who were in critical condition.

Violence in the country has been rising sharply in recent weeks after the United States announced it would withdraw its troops from the country by September 11.

The Taliban announced late on Sunday that it would declare a three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday later this week.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombings, but the Taliban has did deny any involvement in the incident and denounced it.

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