Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan Leave at Least 4 Dead

(VOA): Afghan officials say at least four people have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in Afghanistan. 

Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand province, said a car bomber early Saturday was shot by Afghan army soldiers, but his vehicle managed to reach the entrance of the army base in Nad Aali district, killing two soldiers and wounding another. 

 

In a second suicide bomb attack near another military base in Helmand's capital city Lashkar Gah, one security person was killed and seven civilians wounded, Zwak said. 

 

Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for both suicide attacks in Helmand province.

 

Also, in the diplomatic area of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, a suicide bomber killed at least one person, an Afghan official said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said six people were wounded in the attack in the Shash Darak area of Kabul, near NATO headquarters and not far from the U.S. Embassy. 

 

Danish said the initial casualty count could rise.

 

No one immediately claimed responsibility but the Taliban and Islamic State militant group both have carried out past attacks in Kabul.

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Published Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 | 12:45 AM

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