January 17, 2018

Car bomb explosion rocks Lashkargah city in Helmand

By Khaama Press - Sat Feb 11 2017, 2:31 pm

A relatively heavy explosion was heard in Lashkargah city in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed the incident took place around 2 pm local time near Kabul Bank Branch.

He said at least 6 people were killed and nearly 21 others were wounded in the attack.

Zwak further added that the security forces personnel and civilians are among those killed or wounded.

Provincial public health officials earlier said at least 11 people were killed and more than 20 others were wounded in the attack.

The Emergency Hospital in Helmand said at least 12 people wounded in the attack were shifted to this hospital, including a child and a woman.

A security official earlier said the incident took place after car bomb was detonated near the bank as the Afghan security forces were receiving their salary and at least 15 people were wounded, citing the preliminary reports by the provincial public health officials.

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