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Afghanistan: Car bomb kills at least 20, injures 50 outside Kabul bank

People were collecting pay at the bank; there was no immediate claim of responsibility


A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said at least 20 people had been killed and more than 50 wounded, including members of the police and army, civilians and staff of the New Kabul Bank branch where the attack took place. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but insurgent groups, including the Taliban and Islamic ...

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First Published: Thu, June 22 2017. 15:15 IST