Over 80 killed after car bomb attack in Afghanistan

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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The death toll in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province has climbed to 89, with more than 40 people wounded.

The blast took place on Tuesday when the bomber detonated his explosives—packed vehicle near a crowded market and a mosque in the Urgun district of Paktika province.

Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, the Defence Ministry spokesman, said the military is providing helicopters and ambulances to transport the victims to the provincial capital, Sharan.

He said 42 people were wounded in the explosion and some 20 shops were destroyed.

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