An Afghan official says an explosion at a coal mine in the northern province of Samangan has killed at least seven miners.
Hashim Bayan, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, says two other miners were injured in the blast on Monday morning in the remote Dar-i-Suf district.
There has been an increase recently in such incidents in the district as miners work without proper equipment or knowledge of safety measures.
Six miners were killed and another one was injured when an explosion in a nearby coal mine earlier this month caused two tunnels to collapse.
Bayan says people in the area are very poor and have no other options but to work as best as they can in the coal mines to make a living.
At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban.
Four Pakistani soldiers have been killed by an improvised explosive device in a tribal region along the Afghan border, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday.
Health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said at least 95 people, mostly civilians and including women and children, had been taken to hospital.
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