Afghan Truck Bomb Kills at Least Seven

March 18, 2015 11:07 AM

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Afghan Truck Bomb Kills at Least Seven

KABUL—A powerful explosion rocked the provincial governor’s compound in the southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, an apparent show of force by Taliban insurgents amid heavy fighting in the region.

The explosion, caused by a truck bomb, took place outside the main gate of the compound in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah just as local officials were meeting, said Mohammad Jan Rassoulyar, Helmand’s deputy governor, who witnessed the attack.

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