Blast tears through Kabul mosque, killing at least 5

A blast tore through a mosque in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday evening, killing at least five people, authorities and hospitals said, the same day deadly explosions hit passenger vehicles in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. 

A spokesman for the capital's commander said at least two people were injured in the blast on a mosque in Kabul. Emergency Hospital said in a tweet that it had received five bodies from the blast and more than a dozen wounded patients.

Three blasts in northern Balkh province killed at least nine and injured 15, said Mohammad Asif Wazeri, a spokesman for Balkh province's commander, adding the attacks targeted members of Shi'ia community, who are a religious minority in Afghanistan.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks.

(With input from Reuters)

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