39 dead in Afghanistan car bombing on Monday

An Afghan man inspects the wreckage of a car at the site of a truck bomb blast in Ghani Khel district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan

39 reportedly died in a car bombing near a police station in Kandahar province on Monday, police confirmed.

“The car bomb was detonated outside Daman district police station at around 10.30 a.m. Initial information found 39 people, including 13 civilians were dead by the dangerousexplosion,” a provincial police spokesman told NYK Daily

“The wounded were transported to a nearby hospital. People suffering from serious wounds will be shifted to a regional hospital in Kandahar city,” he confirmed.

The blast sent a column of thick smoke into the sky, the spokesman said.

Security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. The country has witnessed a string of massive bomb explosions in recent months.

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