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Car Bomb Kills 14 in Southern Afghanistan


A man carries a wounded boy in a hospital, after a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Lashkargah, capital city of southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2018.

A massive car bomb explosion late Friday in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Helmand killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more.

Police said the bombing occurred near a packed sports stadium in the provincial capital of Lashkargah where a wrestling match was underway.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

On Wednesday, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in Kabul, the national capital, killing at least 33 people and wounding over 60 others.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack.

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