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Blast in Afghan province of Laghman kills two soldiers


Anum RizwanWeb Editor

16th Oct, 2019. 01:32 pm
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Car bomb blast in Laghman province of Afghan has killed 2 soldiers. However, at least 20 have been left injured.

According to an international news agency, a nearby Madrasa has also been affected by the bomb blast which occurred outside Police Headquarters of Ali Shing Dsitrict of the Laghman province.

Children studying in Madrasa have also been injured as the blast shattered window glasses of the Madrasa.

Rescue teams arrived at the location and moved the injured to the hospital.

No one has yet claimed the responsibility of the blast.

Earlier this month, A suicide bomb targeted a minibus of recruits for the Afghan security forces in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least three people and injuring 27, a local government source said.

The recruits were travelling to Kabul. The bomb detonated in a small motorized vehicle used to haul goods.

Last month, a car bomb attack targeted an intelligence services building in Qalat, leaving at least 10 dead and 85 wounded, the governor of Zabul province had confirmed.

The blast in Zabul was the latest in a string of deadly Taliban bombings across Afghanistan — Taliban suicide bombers had killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan two days prior, the deadliest at an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani — as violence intensified after US President Donald Trump abruptly ended talks with the Taliban over an American withdrawal from the country.

The attacks had happened 11 days before Afghanistan’s presidential election — which Taliban commanders have vowed to violently disrupt — and followed the collapsed peace talks.

The bombing was later claimed by a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, who said the attack was against the National Directorate of Security and had killed intelligence officers.

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