The number of attacks has declined in the country since the Taliban took power in August, but a series of deadly bomb attacks, in which dozens of people were killed, hit the country at the end of April, during the holy month of Ramadan.
In Mazar-i-Sharif, the big city in the north, “the bombs were planted in three minibuses in different parts of the city,” Balkh provincial police spokesman Asif told AFP. Waziri.
At least ten people died and about fifteen others were injured, according to the police and the health services.
According to Najibullah Tawana, head of the Balkh health service, three women are among the ten killed in the minibus explosions.
In Kabul, another bomb attack targeted a mosque in the evening, killing at least two people and injuring ten others, the interior ministry said.
Kabul Emergency Hospital tweeted a toll of five killed and 22 injured in the explosion at the mosque.
– Bomb in a fan –
Witnesses saw several ambulances speeding towards the scene of the explosion.
The ministry said the bomb was placed inside a fan in the mosque.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for these four bombings, and it was not possible at this time to know whether they targeted a specific community.
Some of the deadly attacks that hit the country in late April were claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), and targeted in particular the Shiite Hazara minority, considered heretical by IS.
On April 28, already in Mazar-i-Sharif, bomb attacks, claimed by the IS, against two minibuses carrying Shiite passengers, had killed nine people.
On April 21, a Shiite mosque in this city was also the target of a bomb. At least 12 people were killed and 58 injured, and again IS claimed responsibility for the attack.
The following day, at least 36 people, including children, were killed in Kunduz (north-east) in another bomb attack against a Sunni mosque, frequented by Sufis, during Friday prayers.
In Kabul, ten people were killed on April 29 in an explosion in a Sunni mosque after Friday prayers.
The Taliban are trying to downplay the threat from Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K), the regional branch of ISIS, and are waging a ruthless fight against the group, which they have been fighting for years.
They multiplied raids, particularly in the eastern province of Nangarhar, and arrested hundreds of men accused of being part of it.
They have claimed for a few months to have defeated EI-K, but analysts believe that the extremist group still constitutes the main security challenge for the new Afghan power.