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Car bomb kills several Taliban in Ghazni: Police

Car bomb kills several Taliban in Ghazni: Police

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May 04, 2017 - 23:34

GHAZNI (Pajhwok):  Dozens of Talibaninfo-icon militants suffered casualties on Thursday when their bomb-rigged vehicle exploded in the Doab district of southern Ghazni province, police said.

Sixteen militants were killed and 18 others were wounded in the blast that took place in Woot area, Ghazni police chief Brig Gen Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the dead insurgents included a Pakistani commander, Hafiz, who real name was Hafizullah.

However, a spokesman for the Afghan army’s 203 Thunder Military Corps in Ghazni, put the Taliban toll at 18 dead and 14 wounded. He said the blast sent a fireball that caused most of the casualties.

A resident of Woot area, Abdul Rahim, said it was a powerful blast that occurred at noon time and killed many militants.

He said the blast caused a huge fire that engulfed many. The resident said he himself saw several people being brought to the local clinic with burn injuries. Four of them died in the clinic.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said a roadside bomb hit the Taliban’s vehicle in Doab district, killing two fighters and wounding three others.

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