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4 Afghan commandos killed in Khost suicide attack

4 Afghan commandos killed in Khost suicide attack

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Apr 24, 2017 - 13:52

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Four Afghan Special Force members were killed and six others were wounded on Monday in a suicide attack in southeastern Khost province.

Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Faizullah Ghairat told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide bomber targeted a Special Forces post in old airport area in Khost city, the provincial capital, where US forces are stationed, around 1pm.

He said the bomber in a flaying coach vehicle detonated his explosives immediately after arriving near the security post. Four Special Force members were killed and six others wounded in the incident.

Two girls in nearby houses also sustained wounds and local residents suffered financial losses as a result of the attack, Ghairat said.

The blast was heard in entire Khost city and shattered windowpanes of houses. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

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