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Suicide car bomb attack targets security post in Lashkargah city

14 Jul 2018 The Khaama Press News Agency

A suicide car bomb attack targeted a security post in Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of Helmand province, at noon time today.

According to the local officials, the incident took place in the vicinity of the 10th police district of lashkargah city.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed the incident and said at least one policeman lost his life in the attack and at least eleven other have sustained injuries.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.

Today’s suicide attack in Lashkargah city takes place a day after a US airstrike targeted the Taliban gathering in Musa Qala district.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike was carried out at around 2 pm local time on Friday in Musa Kala district.

The statement further added that the airstrike left at least eight militants dead while at least five others sustained injuries.

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