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7 killed in car bomb blast in Afghanistan, many injured

The explosion affected several people and damaged buildings while security forces cordoned off the area for precautionary measures, according to locals.

SNS | New Delhi |

At least 7 people were killed and many injured after a car bomb blast rocked outside the administrative office in Alishing district in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, according to a provincial government spokesman.

“The initial information provided by Afghan National Police (ANP) found the explosion occurred roughly at 5:50 a.m. local time. The ANP is investigating circumstances of the incident to determine more facts and details will be shared with media as appropriate,” Spokesman Assadullah Dawlatzai told reporters.

The explosion affected several people and damaged buildings while security forces cordoned off the area for precautionary measures, according to locals.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

The blast caused a plume of grey smoke to rise above the scene in the district, north of provincial capital Mehtarlam, locals said.

Last month, at least four security personnel were killed after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a military base.

Earlier in September, 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded after a Taliban suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden car blew himself up near a heavily-guarded government office complex in the centre of the Afghan capital.

(With Inputs from IANS)