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At least six killed, 12 wounded in blast in south Afghanistan

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At least six people were killed and another 12 wounded in a suicide bomber attack in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the press secretary of the local governor said on Sunday.

At least six people were killed and another 12 wounded in a suicide bomber attack in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the press secretary of the local governor said on Sunday.

The attack occurred early on Sunday near the police chief's compound in the city of Lashkar Gah when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb, governor's spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said.

Six policemen were killed in the explosion, while 12 people, including ten police officers and two civilians, were injured. A one-year baby was among those wounded in the blast, he said.

The Afghan Pazhwak news agency has reported that the death toll from the militants' attack has reached ten people while the number of those wounded has reached 15.

The explosion destroyed two police cars, a public security police vehicle and several civilian vehicles that were parked close to the site of the blast, the agency said.

 

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