Suicide bombing kills 14 in Afghanistan

| Monday, February 22, 2016 - 22:11
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The bomber targeted an Afghan local police patrol | Photo: IANS

Kabul: At least 14 people were killed and 11 others injured as a suicide bombing rocked Afghanistan's eastern province of Parwan on Monday, a provincial government spokesman told Xinhua.

"The blast took place in Seyyagard District at around midday. The killed and injured were shifted to a hospital in the district, west of the provincial capital of the Charikar city," the spokesman said.

The bomber targeted an Afghan local police patrol near the district office building. Those killed included six officers and seven civilians in addition to the bomber, the official added.

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"Some six police, including a local police commander, and five civilian passersby were wounded," reports said.

No group has claimed responsibility so far for the attack, but the Taliban insurgent group routinely claims responsibility for such attacks. 

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