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31 security personnel killed in Ghazni suicide attack

29 Nov 2020 - 12:38
29 Nov 2020 - 12:38

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 31 security personnel were killed in a suicide bombing in southern Ghazni province on Sunday morning.

Twenty-four police personnel were wounded in the attack on the army base involving a Humvee vehicle, which was detonated close to a Public Protection Unit in the provincial capital.

Ghazni Civil Hospital Director Baz Mohammad Himmat confirmed receiving 26 bodies and 17 wounded security force members.

But Zahir Shah Nikmal, spokesman of the public health department, said: “Some 30 killed and 21 wounded were admitted to the main hospital in Ghazni City following the attack.

The governor’s spokesman Wahidullah Jumazada also confirmed the attack, for which no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility.

A security official, who did not want to be named, said the bomber detonated an amouredvehicle full of explosives.

Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos were also based at the compound, local officials said.

Nasir Ahmad Faqiri, a member of the Ghazni provincial council, verified the casualties among the security personnel.

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