KABUL, [AFGHANISTAN], NOVEMBER 9: At least 4 people were killed and 40 others injured in a car bomb blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan, reports local media on Monday.
The explosion happened at the Shahra Battalion (Shahra Kandak) in Kandahar’s Maiwand district late Sunday night.
According to local media reports, there were several dead and injured among both the military personnel and civilians.
A source at Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar told Sputnik that 24 people were injured in the explosion, including 13 police officers and 11 civilians.
There were at least four dead: a child, two women and one man, a source told.
Paramedics still searched the rubble of homes destroyed by the blast hours after the attack late Sunday night in the province’s Maiwand district, said Mohammad Ashraf Nadery, the provincial director of Kandahar’s public health department.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack so far, but suspicion immediately fell on the Taliban.