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Afghanistan: 3 killed in suicide attack

A suicide bombing killed three people and injured twelve in front of a bank in the Afghan city of Kandahar. No ones has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

On Thursday, a suicide bomber killed three civilians and injured 12 others who were gathering in front of a bank in Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan, according to officials.

The victims were gathering outside a private bank to pick up their monthly salaries, said Inamullah Samangani, head of the government’s Kandahar Information and Culture Department.

The attack occurred around 8 a.m. local time (03:30 GMT/UTC) outside the New Kabul Bank branch.

Taliban authorities were surrounding the area and told hospitals not to speak to the media, according to an AFP journalist who was at the site.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. However, the Islamic State group has claimed similar attacks in Afghanistan in the past and remains a threat to the country.

The Taliban came back into power in August 2021 as the US ended its military presence in the country.

Source: Dw

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