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2 civilians killed, 4 wounded in Helmand bombing

19 Dec 2020 - 15:59
19 Dec 2020 - 15:59

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and four others wounded when a roadside bomb tore through their vehicle in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province on Saturday, officials said.

Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), told Pajhwok Afghan News the early morning blast took place in Loy Manda area.

He said two civilians were killed and four others wounded in the blast, blaming Taliban militants for planting the explosive device.

Helmand deputy police chief Mohammad ZamanHamdard told Pajhwok a corolla type vehicle struck a roadside bomb, in which two people were killed and two others wounded.

But a source, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok that three people were killed and two others wounded in the blast.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the blast in Helmand.

sa/ma

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