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Suicide truck bomber hits Afghan army checkpoint, killing 1

AP  |  Kabul 

An official says a suicide truck bomber has targeted a military checkpoint in eastern Khost province, killing one soldier and wounding 10.

A district governor, Zadran, says the early morning attack today in the district of Sabari started with the truck driver detonating his explosives-laden vehicle in front of the military post.

He says the was so powerful that it damaged nearby houses and a school. After the blast, two gunmen opened fire at the troops, triggering a shootout that left both militants dead.

spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a message to the media that the targeted the military compound in Sabari in the attack.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 13:22 IST