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A car bomb explosion in south-eastern Ghazni province claimed the lives of at least 12 people and wounded at least 96 others.

The local officials confirmed that a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb close to an intelligence compound in 1st district of Ghazni city at 8:30am local time.

The officials further added that the explosion claimed the lives of 8 intelligence personnel and 4 civilians.

Meanwhile, the Governor’s Office of Ghazni in a statement said the explosion claimed the lives of 6 people including 4 civilians and 2 intelligence personnel.

The statement further added that the explosion also wounded 96 others mostly school children.

The security officials had earlier said the explosion has wounded at least 80 people including dozens of school children.

However, latest reports indicate the explosion has wounded at least 179 people.

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