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At Least Seven Dead In Southern Afghan Blast


Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province

Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province

Officials say at least seven people have been killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province.

A spokesman for the provincial governor said more than 20 were injured in the blast outside Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, today.

The attack came as officials were giving seeds to a group of farmers as part of a program designed to stop farmers from growing opium poppy.

In February, NATO launched a major U.S.-led offensive against the Taliban in Helmand.

compiled from agency reports
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