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Blast kills 11 in north Afghanistan

Afghan security personnel walk at the site following a car bomb blast in Kabul on September 6, 2016. Photograph: (AFP)

AFP Faryab, Afghanistan Nov 04, 2016, 02.22 PM (IST)

A bomb blast killed 11 people in Afghanistan on Thursday.

The deceased were on their way to a wedding in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, officials told AFP.

Another 30 Afghan civilians were killed in US air strikes in the neighbouring province of Kunduz owing to Taliban insurgency.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the Faryab blast.

"Eleven civilians were martyred and 12 others wounded when they struck a roadside bomb in Kosa Qala village in Faryab province," provincial spokesman Ahmad Jawed Bedar told AFP

Islamist militants have been fighting to oust the western-backed Kabul government.

A UN report pointed to a 42 per cent rise in casualties by pro-government forces this year as compared to 2015.

The casualty percentage, however, stands at 61 by Islamist militants.

(WION with inputs from AFP)

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