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At Least Five Killed after Car Bomb Hits Police Base in Southern Afghanistan

At least five individuals, including the suicide bomber, were killed and nearly 40 people were wounded after a vehicle loaded with explosives hit a police base located in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, local authorities said on Monday.

At least five individuals, including the suicide bomber, were killed and nearly 40 people were wounded after a vehicle loaded with explosives hit a police base located in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, local authorities said on Monday.

According to the district police, the attack happened late Sunday, when the assailant detonated an explosive-laden truck nearby a highway police camp in Maiwand district.

Mohammad Ashraf Nadery, the provincial director of Kandahar’s public health department, said that paramedics were looking through the destroyed homes and shops hours after the explosion.

“Two women, one child, a man and a suicide bomber were killed,” he said.

Nadery also said that the injured victims, including both soldiers and civilians, were sent to a regional hospital in the provincial capital Kandahar city. He added that the number of casualties may increase due to the massive destruction caused by the blast.

Earlier on Monday, a spokesman for the provincial police also claimed that a woman and an assailant were killed after a fatal roadside mine explosion in Kabul.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for either of the attacks. However, local authorities were blaming the Taliban militant group for the latest series of attacks in the region.

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