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Bombing In Afghanistan's Helmand Province Kills At Least Four


At least four people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province.

Officials say at least another 21 people were wounded.

A deputy police chief for Helmand, Kamal-u-Din Sherzai, said the bomber detonated the vehicle at the New Kabul Bank in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, as soldiers and police officers were collecting their salaries.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, claimed the group was responsible for the attack.

The Taliban and other militants have frequently targeted government employees during their 10-year insurgency.

compiled from agency reports
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