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At least 5 civilians wounded in Khost explosion

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At least 5 civilians wounded in Khost explosion

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Dec 26, 2019 - 13:14

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least five people were wounded as a result of a landmine blast in southeastern Khost province on Thursday, an official said.

The explosion took place in Mujahid Square in Khost City, the provincial capital, at around 8:30 am, police spokesman Adel Haidar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attack targeted a special forces’ convoy, Haidar said, adding the security forces suffered no casualties in the blast, which injured five civilians.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack from any rebel group. Talibaninfo-icon and Haqqani Networkinfo-icon militants are active in the southeast,

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