In Afghanistan 18 people die in car bomb attack

An attack by a suicide car bomber has left at least 18 people dead.

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18 people die in car bomb attack

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Khost, a city in Afghanistan, has been hit with a deadly bomb attack.

According to government officials, the attack was done by a suicide car bomber. It was done in a crowded area, near a stadium and bus station, with Afghan police and US forces as the targets.

A spokesman for the provincial governor told Aljazeera that the bombing happened around 8:30am (04:00 GMT) and revealed that the attack left at least 18 people dead.

He said, "At least 10 people are injured including two children. The target of the attack was Afghan police and US forces, but most of the victims in the attack were civilians."

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

In related news, another bomb went off on Friday in Afghanistan's western Herat province.

This time, it was a roadside bomb that was hit by a minibus killing 10 civilians, including women and children, were killed while six people were injured.

Abdul Ahad Walizada, a spokesman for the Herat provincial police said it happened around 10 am.

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