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Afghan official: Suicide truck bomb kills 8, wounds 12

Din Mohammad Darwish, spokesman for the governor of Logar province, near Kabul, says the dead from Thursday's attack include three police officers and five civilians. Five police are among the wounded.

By: AP | Kabul | Published: August 6, 2015 11:19:26 am
Afghanistan, Afghanistan blast, Afghanistan explosion, Afghanistan suicide bombing, Afghanistan news, Afghanistan latest news, World news Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. An Afghan official said the attack by a suicide car bomber in the capital, Kabul, wounded at least two people. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber exploded a truck loaded with explosives outside provincial government offices in the country’s east, killing eight people and wounding another 12.

Din Mohammad Darwish, spokesman for the governor of Logar province, near Kabul, says the dead from Thursday’s attack include three police officers and five civilians. Five police are among the wounded.

The massive blast, in provincial capital Puli Alam, blew out windows in buildings 500 meters (1,600 feet) away.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement, saying the targets were military and paramilitary units.

The Taliban insurgency is currently in turmoil, following confirmation of the death of its leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Afghan authorities say he died in a Pakistani hospital more than two years ago.

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