Suicide Car Bomb Attack Killed 18 In Afghanistan

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Kabul: 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 spokesman, says the target was a group of guards providing security for U.S. forces in Khost province but most of the victims in Saturday’s attack were civilians. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

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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.

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