At least 20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 22 Jun 2017 9:47 AM GMT

At least 20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank
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At least 20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank
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Kabul: At least 20 people were killed and 55 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.

A spokesperson of Helmand province's Governor told Efe news that the suspected insurgent attack on a Bank of Kabul branch in provincial capital Lashkargah took place around midday.

Several civilians and security personnel were waiting to enter the building to receive their wages when the attack happened, reports said.

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The injured were shifted to a hospital. The number of casualties was likely to rise, said the spokesman.

With IANS inputs

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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