Sunday, 27 August 2017

13 killed in car blast in Afghanistan's province of Helmand, officials say

At least 13 people have been killed and many more injured in a car bomb attack in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, officials say.

The attack on Sunday targeted a military vehicle in the district of Nawa, an area that has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks.

The victims included both soldiers and civilians, a government spokesman said.

It comes one month after Afghan security forces said they had recaptured Nawa from the Taliban.

At least 19 people were reported to have been injured in the blast near a market in the district on Sunday, Omar Zwak, the spokesperson for the Helmand governor, said.
The dead and wounded were taken to a hospital in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah.
It is not yet clear who was behind the attack.

BBC     News.

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