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Seven People Reported Killed In Herat Blast

Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a bomb blast outside the Great Mosque in Herat on June 6.

Seven people have been killed and at least 12 others injured in an explosion in the western Afghan city of Herat, officials say.

A spokesman for the provincial governor, Jilani Farhad, said the incident took place near the entrance of the city’s Great Mosque on June 6.

Police said initial information suggests the blast was caused by a bomb planted in a motorcycle.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which came as representatives of about 20 countries gathered for a peace and security conference in Kabul.

President Ashraf Ghani said on June 6 that more than 150 people were killed in a suicide truck-bomb blast in Kabul on May 31, the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since the ouster of the Taliban from power in 2001.

With reporting by Khaama Press

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