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Taliban truck bomb kills police, wounds children in Afghanistan

Taliban truck bomb kills police, wounds children in Afghanistan
Wednesday 16
13:50 2019

At least three security officers have been killed and dozens wounded, mostly children, after the Taliban set off explosives in a truck near a police headquarters building in eastern Afghanistan, officials have said. The spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs, Nasrat Rahimi, said Wednesday's attack in Alishang district, in Laghman province, wounded 36 people, mainly civilians. Asadullah Daulatzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said 20 children, studying inside a nearby religious school, were among those wounded. The building was also damaged. "The students were wounded by flying glass," he said. "The explosion was huge." A Taliban spokesman, ...

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Summary: Three security officers dead, 20 children wounded as truck bomb detonates near police building in Laghman province.

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