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Suicide Car Bomb Hits Afghan City, Taliban Claims Responsibility

07 Jul 2019 Radio Free Europe

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Suicide Car Bomb Hits Afghan City, Taliban Claims Responsibility

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Afghan officials say at least three people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide car bombing in the city of Ghazni.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the July 7 attack that comes as representatives of the militant group were expected to take part in a two-day all-Afghan conference in the Qatari capital, Doha.

The attack in Ghazni targeted an office of the National Directorate of Security, but many of the victims were students attending a nearby school, said Hasan Raza Yousafi, a provincial council member.

It’s the second attack in Ghazni in two days. At least two people were killed and some 20 others were wounded in a bomb blast inside the Mohammadiya mosque in Ghazni’s Khak-e-Ghariban area of July 6.

The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for that attack.

The conference in Doha aims at helping find an end to Afghanistan’s ongoing military conflict.

Based on reporting by AP, tolonews.com, and Reuters

Original Link: https://www.rferl.org/a/suicide-car-bomb-hits-afghan-city-taliban-claims-responsibility/30041205.html

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