Afghanistan suicide blast: At least 29 feared dead following car explosion outside bank in Helmand province

Afghanistan suicide blast: A police official said that people likely had gathered there to collect salaries ahead of the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Over sixty were injured in the attack. No organisation has claimed responsibility as yet.

By: Express Web Desk | Kandahar | Updated: June 22, 2017 8:31 pm
Helmand attack, Helmand terror attack, Afghanistan suicide blast, Afghanistan news Afghanistan suicide blast: Speaking to the Associated Press, Lashkargah health director Haji Moladad Tobagar said that the hospital received 25 bodies after the attack, as well as 60 wounded.

At least 29 people were killed and over sixty injured following a suicide car bombing targeting Afghan soldiers lined up outside a bank in southern Helmand province, according to Afghanistan Governor in Helmand, as reported by AP. Afghan Provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kentoz said the attacker struck on Thursday in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, adding that several were wounded in the explosion outside the branch of Afghanistan’s Kabul Bank. A spokesperson for Provincial Governor Omar Zwak told local news agency TOLO News that “civilians and military are among the wounded.” The blast took place at about 12 noon local time.

Speaking to the Associated Press, Lashkargah health director Haji Moladad Tobagar said that the hospital received 25 bodies after the attack, as well as 60 wounded. Reports say people could have gathered in large numbers outside the bank inorder to collect their salaries as well as withdraw money ahead of the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Fitr. According to Tobagar, the death toll could well rise as more victims were being brought in to the hospital by emergency services. While earlier reports had said that gunmen stormed the New Kabul Bank, the spokesperson said that “the security guards of the bank started shooting after the incident.” Emergency workers and passersby lent a helping hand to the injured, who were lying on the ground among the dead. Ambulances and some private cars ferried the victims to various hospitals.

Today’s attack comes a day after a militant attack inside a mosque killed two members of the local council. Salim Sallhe, spokesman for the provincial governor in Logar, said gunmen opened fire at worshippers during prayers at a mosque in Baraki district on Wednesday night. Two other local officials were wounded by the gunfire. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, denied the insurgents were behind the shooting. While high-profile attacks in the capital, Kabul, have drawn headlines, there have been dozens of similar incidents in provincial

Kabul has drawn headlines several times for high-profile attacks, but there have been similar incidents in provincial centres across the country over recent months. Helmand, one of the world’s major centres of opium growing, and a traditional heartland of the Taliban, has been under particularly heavy pressure with large parts of the province in the hands of the insurgents.

This is a developing story, more details are awaited.

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    Islam Not A Religion
    Jun 22, 2017 at 5:25 pm
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      Islam Not A Religion
      Jun 22, 2017 at 5:25 pm
      ka Islam
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        Islam Not A Religion
        Jun 22, 2017 at 4:26 pm
        RAMZAN BOMBATHON 2017 goes on and on and on like previous years. Every time Muslims break records by killing more. Shamefully still landa musselman cal Islam is peace which is comepletely false. In fact, Islam is not a religion at all. It's politics of pedo mohemmed and worthless fat Allah
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          Michelle:Vedic:human
          Jun 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm
          The Kaaba was a Hindu shrine that was captured by Muslims. The black stone which is a symbol of Lord Shiva is still found in Kaaba. According to encyclopedia Islamia Muhammad’s g father and uncles were priests at Kaaba temple which had 360 idols. All other Vedic Idols could be found buried in the precincts or trampled underfoot in labyrinthine subterranean corridors if archaeological excavations are undertaken. In fact the names of the holiest of Muslim cities Mecca and Medina come from the Sanskrit words Makha-Medini which means the land of Fire-Worship. A poem written by Labi-Bin-E- Akhtab-Bin-E-Turfa, who lived in Arabia around 1850 B.C., mentions all four Vedas. This verse can be found in Sair- Ul-Okul which is an anthology of ancient Arabic poetry. It was compiled in 1742 AD under order of the Turkish Sultan Salim.
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            Michelle:Vedic:human
            Jun 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm
            Lord Vishnu's footprints: The ancient Vedic scripture Harihareswar Mahatmya mentions that Lord Vishnu's footprints are consecrated in Mecca. Worshipping such carved, holy foot impressions is a holy Vedic custom. Reference to King Vikramaditya: There is a reference to a king Vikramaditya in an inscription found in Kaaba in Mecca proving beyond doubt that the Arabian Peninsula formed a part of his Indian Empire. King Vikrama’s preachers had succeeded in spreading the Vedic way of life in Arabia. It could be that Vikramaditya himself had this peninsula named Arvasthan if he was the first Indian monarch to capture it and bring it under his sway.
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              Michelle:Vedic:human
              Jun 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm
              The Temple of Dhu-l-Kh-al-a-sa: This temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva, Dhu-L-Kh-al-a-sa stood for "The One of Kailash". It was situated in Yemen. The Prophet's helper Jarir set out with a force of 150 cavalrymen from the Ahmas Tribe. In Jarir's words: "We dismantled it and burnt it to the ground and killed whoever was present there." Plenty of valuables were robbed. The beautiful statue of Dhu-L- sa (Shiva), a white piece of marble in which a crown was carved, was used as the stepping stone under the mosque at Tabala.
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                  Nitin Deolekar
                  Jun 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm
                  First control growing ISIS Terror in India?? Do common civil code. Better Reverse pseudo-secular Nehru-Ambedkar Laws. for next 70 years Apply 1-wife Law to Muslim brothers and Allow Hindu 2Shadi Talak. Also Apply China 1-family-2-children Law to Muslim brothers. That shall help them to prosper like China!! and ISIS Terror shall reduce definitely!!
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