11 died, 28 injured in Afghanistan’s roadside blast
At least 11 people died in a bomb blast just before the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire to mark this week’s Eid al-Fitr holiday in Agfhanistan.
According to interior ministry spokesman Tareq Arian, around 28 people have been reportedly injured.
The Taliban on Monday declared a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to mark this week’s Eid al-Fitr holiday,.
The government blamed the Taliban for the incident for bombs outside a school that killed more than 50 people, mostly young girls.
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, and the holiday begins according to the sighting of the new moon.
The Taliban announced a ceasefire as they were blamed for the attack outside a girls’ school in Dasht-e-Barchi, a suburb of the capital largely populated by the Shiite Hazara community, which is often targeted by extremist Sunni Islamist militants.