Hotel bombing kills 1 in Afghanistan

Afghan soldiers are seen at the site of a bomb attack in Afghanistan. (File photo)

At least one civilian has been killed and 15 others injured in a bomb blast that hit a hotel in Afghanistanâ„¢s northern province of Sar-e Pol, Press TV reports.

According to local officials, the attack took place Thursday morning in the provincial capital, Sar-e Pol city, located 349 kilometers (217 miles) north of the capital, Kabul.

The death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

On June 4, a bomb blast claimed the lives of a father and his three children in Afghanistanâ„¢s western province of Farah.

Violence in Afghanistan has seen an upsurge over the past few months, with civilians being the main victims.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washingtonâ„¢s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across the country, despite the presence of thousands of US-led troops.

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This article originally appeared on: Press TV