A Taliban truck bombing leaves 15 dead and 66 wounded in Zabul
As many as 15 people were killed and 66 others wounded after a Taliban truck packed with explosive went off at the entry of Zabul provincial hospital in Qalat, the capital of Zabul province, officials confirmed.
took place around 05:50 AM this morning, September 19.
Sayal, spokesperson for Zabul governor, told Kabul Now that all victims were
civilians, including women and children.
people are reported to be in critical condition and some of them were taken to
Kandahar city for treatment.
the local official, a major part of the hospital building has been destroyed as
the result of the powerful explosion.
Nasrat Rahimi, spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, confirmed that 15
people including two police men were killed and 66 civilians including women
and children were wounded.
claimed responsibility for the attack. A Taliban spokesperson said that the
group have targeted the provincial office of Afghanistan National Directorate
of Security (NDS), the country’s intelligence agency.