14 dead as twin blasts rock historic Afghan city

At least 14 people were killed in central Afghanistan on Tuesday when two blasts ripped through the historic city of Bamiyan, home to many members of the mainly Shia Hazara ethnic minority, officials said.The carnage brought to an end years of calm in the isolated town – famous for its ancient Buddhist heritage – that has avoided the sort of large-scale attacks commonplace elsewhere in the war-torn country.The twin bombing marked the latest big attack in Afghanistan, where violence has surged in recent months even as Taliban and Afghan government negotiators are meeting for peace talks in the …

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