Bomb kills three, including provincial governor, in Afghanistan


A Taliban-appointed provincial governor and two others were killed in a bomb blast AfghanistanA Taliban police spokesman told Mazar-e-Sharif on Thursday.

Dawood Muzamal and two other people were killed in an explosion inside the governor’s office Mazar-e SharifAccording to Mohammad Asif Waziri, the capital of Balkh province, the Taliban has appointed a spokesman for the local police chief.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State group’s regional affiliate, known as Islamic State in Khorasan province, is a key rival of the Taliban.

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The terrorist group has increased its attacks in Afghanistan since the Taliban took over the country in August 2021. Targets include Taliban patrols and members of Afghanistan’s Shiite minority.

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