Taliban bombing in Afghanistan’s Helmand leaves casualties


At least five people have been killed and over 2 dozen wounded when a car bomb exploded at a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province.

The blast took place in Lashkargah, Helmand’s provincial capital, on Wednesday, with the Taliban militant group claiming the responsibility for the bombing.

“A … bomber detonated an explosive-filled car in a parking lot near the main police headquarters in Lashkargah,” said Omar Zhwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province.

He further noted that five civilians had lost their lives and 25 sustained injuries in the explosion that also damaged a mosque near the police headquarters.

Meanwhile, Mauladad Tabidad, director of hospitals in Helmand, said most of the wounded were schoolchildren.

Separately, three back to back explosions took place in the western parts of Kabul city late on Tuesday night with the preliminary reports suggesting at least seven people were wounded.


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