The Taliban group has claimed responsibility for twin explosions in Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of Helmand province.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement claiming that several high level government officials including deputy provincial governor, provincial intelligence chief, border forces commander, director of information and culture, director of agriculture and irrigation, and director of economy of Helmand were killed or wounded.

Mujahid went on to claim that the civilians were not hurt in the two explosions.

The Ministry of Interior officials have said at least 3 people have died and more than 30 others have sustained injuries in the explosions.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak said at least two peole have died and 21 others have sustained injuries in today’s twin explosions.

In the meantime, provincial public health officials are saying that two people including a civilian and a provincial official have died in the explosions.

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