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7 killed, 6 wounded in Helmand suicide blast

7 killed, 6 wounded in Helmand suicide blast

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Jan 10, 2017 - 12:47

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A suicide explosion on a house claimed seven civilians’ lives and inflicted injuries on another six in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, on Tuesday, an official said.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Aqa Noor Kitnoz told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide bomber entered a house in Baet One locality at around 12:00 pm today and blew himself up with explosives around him.

At least seven civilians were killed and six others wounded as a result of the blast, he added.

However, the governor’s spokesman, Umar Zwak, said one person was killed and civilians were among nine others wounded. “The suicide bombing took place on Haji Khodaidad residence. A National Security Directorate (NDSinfo-icon) unit was also stationed at home which was known as Sangorian.”

The Helmand’s Emergency hospital confirmed one dead body and nine injured people had been delivered to the hospital.

However, the Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, claimed the blast killed 16 soldiers and inflicted injuries on several others.

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