Afghanistan: Death Toll Rises To 8 In Lashkargah Explosion


Helmand officials have confirmed the death toll has risen to eight in the Lashkargah explosion inside an election campaign office in the city.

Helmand governor’s media office said among those killed was the parliamentary election candidate, Saleh Mohammad Achakzai.

The explosion took place in PD1 in the city. Eleven people were also wounded.

According to the media office the casualty toll could rise. Officials also said it was not yet clear whether it was a suicide bomber or an IED.

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Source: TOLO News

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