Taliban claims deadly Afghan blast

Police say eight people killed in car bomb attack in southern province of Helmand.


    Yousuf Ahmadi told the agency: "We carried out the bombing. It was a car bomb that was exploded by one of our mujahid [fighters] using a remote-controlled device."

     

    Andiwal said there was no "military presence" in the area at the time of the blast.

    "All the casualties are civilians," he said.

    A police officer was killed earlier on Wednesday in a roadside bombing in Helmand.

    A US-led invasion of Afghanistan forced the Taliban government from power. Thousands of people have died amid the fighting against the Kabul government and Afghan security forces.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

    Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

    Despite playing a major role in Syria's war, Moscow has granted refugee status to only one Syrian national since 2011.