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Multiple bombings in Afghanistan kill 9

IANS  |  Kabul 

At least nine people, including three assailants, were killed and 22 others wounded in three separate suicide bombings in on Saturday, authorities said.

In one attack, one was killed and 16 civilians injured when a terrorist detonated a truck bomb in front of a provincial intelligence office in Lashkar Gah city, capital of southern province.

Thirteen children and two women were among the injured in the blast which occurred around 9 a.m. and also damaged several nearby buildings, the reported.

The deadly explosion followed a blast in in which one civilian and two soldiers died and five people injured.

The bombing took place at the entrance to a high-security area -- where embassies and offices of international organisations are located.

The bombing occurred when a man wearing an explosives jacket tried to enter the Green Zone but detonated his vest after being identified at a security checkpoint in Shash Darak, a diplomatic district in central Kabul, told News.

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

In another incident, a militant detonated an explosives-laden hijacked military armoured vehicle at an Army camp in district, west of Lashkar Gah, killing two soldiers and injuring another one, according to Rahimi.

The militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks in province which is notorious for growing poppy and militancy.

The attacks came one day after the country started construction of a major in western Herat province to transfer from to neighbouring and

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First Published: Sat, February 24 2018. 17:58 IST
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