Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan/ Xinhua: Two people were killed and eight others injured as two blasts rocked Mazar-i-Sharif city in the capital of the northern Balkh province on Wednesday, provincial police spokesman Adil Shah Adil said Thursday.
"Two blasts in a span of few minutes rocked PD 3 of Mazar-e-Sharif city at 9:30 p.m. local time Wednesday, killing one civilian on the spot," Adil told Xinhua, and one police officer succumbed to his injury in the hospital.
The first blast injured a taxi driver, while the second one killed a civilian and injured eight others including five policemen, according to the official, adding that the deputy to the police station of PD 3 is among the injured.
The second blast occurred after police and locals rushed to the site of the first blast to rescue the victims, and the investigation is underway, according to the official.
Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province 305 km north of Kabul, had been regarded as the safest city in the conflict-battered Afghanistan.