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8 killed in Afghan blast caused by 5 car bombs

8 killed in Afghan blast caused by 5 car bombs

Afghan officials say that at least eight people have been killed in a huge blast in the southern city of Kandahar that was caused by five car bombs strung together.
A doctor at Kandahar's main hospital says the hospital has received eight dead bodies and 13 people wounded in the blast.
A provincial council member, Haji Agha Lalai, says five vehicles filled with explosives detonated together, causing a huge blast that rocked Afghanistan's largest southern city Tuesday night.
Lalai says the blast targeted a Japanese construction company that mostly hires Pakistani engineers.
Taliban militants have carried out several complex attacks in Kandahar the last several year. Kandahar is the spiritual home of the Taliban.


Updated : 2021-04-12 02:00 GMT+08:00