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


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