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At least 18 killed as suicide car bomber targets convoy in eastern Afghanistan

Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesperson, says the target was a group of guards providing security for US forces in Khost province .

world Updated: May 27, 2017 19:12 IST
Associated Press, Kabul
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A suicide bomber struck a convoy of security forces in Afghanistan.(AFP File Photo)

An interior ministry official says at least 18 people were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesperson, says the target was a group of guards providing security for US forces in Khost province but most of the victims in Saturday’s attack were civilians. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

The convoy of Khost provincial forces was targeted near the province’s main bus station, said Danish.

The attack comes on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

First Published: May 27, 2017 12:37 IST