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Nine Killed After Roadside Bomb Hits Vehicle In Afghanistan: Officials

Nine After Roadside Hits Vehicle In : Officials

Nine Killed After Roadside Bomb Hits Vehicle In Afghanistan: Officials

No group has claimed responsibility. (Representational)

Afghanistan:

At least nine people were killed Thursday when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, officials said, the latest violence in a region that has seen weeks of intense fighting.

Helmand’s deputy governor Baryalai Nazari told AFP that women and were killed in the blast, in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.

Attaullah Afghan, head of Helmand provincial council, confirmed the deatths. 

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No group has claimed responsibility, but the and Afghan forces clash regularly on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah — more frequently since May 1, when the began the final phase of its troop withdrawal.

(Except for the headline, this has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

 

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