3 killed, 1 injured in blast on parliamentary runner office in N. Afghanistan

3 killed, 1 injured in blast on parliamentary runner office in N. Afghanistan

At least three people were confirmed dead and another injured as a blast targeted the office of a female parliamentary runner in Zari district of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province on October 19, provincial police spokesman Shir Jan Durani said. (14 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: October 17

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