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Afghan official: Gas cylinder blast leaves 9 dead in Kabul

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says at least nine people were killed when a exploded in

Wahidullah Mayar, for the Public Health Ministry, says several people were also injured in the late Saturday explosion inside a residential house in the Afghan capital.

Such incidents are common in Afghanistan, especially during the bitterly cold winters.

Last week, a fire that began at a in Kabul, spread overnight to a nearby apartment complex, killing three people and causing much damage.

Authorities said 42 suffered burns and other injuries.

A parked at the station caught fire, causing the blaze to spread quickly.

A police investigation is still under way into that incident.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 13:30 IST