At least 14 killed in explosion in Afghanistan

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Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan Published: Mar 23, 2018, 03:34 PM(IST)

The explosion occurred in the city of Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Image source: Google Maps Photograph:( Others )

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The car bomb explosion occurred in the Lashkargah City in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Tolo News reported citing local officials

At least 14 people were killed and 40 injured in a car bomb explosion on Friday in the Lashkar Gah City in Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials said.

The explosion occurred when spectators were leaving a stadium after the conclusion of a wrestling match.

"A car bomb blast happened at the entrance gate to the sports stadium in the first Police District of Lashkar Gah city," Helmand province's police spokesman Salam Afghan told AFP. 

The Italian NGO Emergency earlier said four dead and 35 wounded had been taken to its hospital in the city.

In a statement, President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said "the enemies of Afghanistan cannot prevent the celebration of traditional, religious and cultural events in the country".

"We heard a loud explosion from our surgical centre in the city," Emergency tweeted.

"35 wounded already taken to our hospital, another 4 were dead on arrival."

No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion so far.

 

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