Many killed in Afghan explosion

Fourteen people killed after van detonates at security base's entrance in Helmand province.

    Eight others were injured in Tuesday's attack  [AP]
    Eight others were injured in Tuesday's attack [AP]

    At least 14 people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed after a vehicle packed with explosives was detonated in an apparent attack on a joint army and police base in the country's southern Helmand province, local officials have said.

    Authorities said that 10 members of the country's security forces and four civilians were killed in Tuesday's blast in the Sangin district.

    Eight others, including one civilian and seven security personal, were also wounded in the attack.

    Provincial police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkhil told the AFP news agency that the van that exploded was carrying goats.

    "The van tried to enter the base, but detonated at the entrance after the guards stopped it," he said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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