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Suicide bomber kills seven, injures dozens

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A suicide bombing in the south-eastern province of Ghazni left no fewer than seven dead and wounded 40 people in Afghanistan.

The provincial governor’s spokesman Arif Noori said; “The bomber detonated a Humvee vehicle inside a facility of the provincial intelligence agency’s Special Forces early Monday morning’’.

Nasir Ahmad Faqiri, the council chief for the province, confirmed the casualties.

However, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the incident left tens of the special forces of the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan intelligence agency, dead and wounded.

On Thursday, the Taliban detonated a truck close to a military building in Gardiz city in southeastern Paktia province, leaving five dead and 20 injured, including military and civilians.

Recently, the Taliban attacked a military checkpoint in the Alishang district of eastern Laghman province that left dozens dead or wounded.

The Taliban attribute these attacks as a response to a decree from President Ashraf Ghani, who ordered Afghan forces to go on the offensive against the Taliban after deadly attacks on civilians in Afghanistan.

Following the order, the Afghan Ministry of Defense has also claimed to have killed dozens of Taliban militants across the country during various ground or aerial operations.

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