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Suicide Bombing Kills 5 in Southern Afghanistan

  • VOA News

Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan

A suicide car bomber set off a blast Wednesday in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, killing at least five people and wounding 38 others.

Local officials said the attack in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, happened near a police headquarters where people were gathered outside.

Two women and two soldiers were among those killed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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