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Suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s Helmand province injures 15

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At least 15 people have been injured in a suicide bombing in the capital of Helmand, a spokesperson for the Governor in the embattled Afghan province said on Saturday.

“A suicide bomber using a car detonated explosives near a branch of Kabul bank in Lashkargah city,’’ Omar Zwak added.

Emergency hospital director Dejan Panic said the hospital has so far received 12 patients, including a woman and a child, with two of them critically injured.

Mohammad Karim Atal, the head of the Helmand provincial council, reported at least 23 casualties, including some people killed.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

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