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Blast, gunshots rock Shindand district in W. Afghanistan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-08-11 17:00

HERAT, Afghanistan - A big blast, apparently caused by a car bomb, rattled Shindand district in western Afghanistan's Herat province on Thursday, police said.

"A big blast apparently a car bomb rocked Shindand district and followed by gun shots, casualties were feared," a police official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The blast occurred closed to a base of the national army, the official said, added that gunshots have been continuing.

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