Car bomb killed 7 at Kandahar University

A car bomb attack outside a university in southern Afghanistan has killed at least seven civilians working at a US base.

The attack also wounded more than 20, officials said.

It happened around 7:00 pm local time in Kandahar city in front of Kandahar University, around two kilometers from a major US military base, provincial police chief General Abdul Razaq said.

“This evening a suicide car bomb exploded near Kandahar university, killing seven civilians and wounding 23 others.” he said.

The provincial governor’s spokesman Jawed Faisal confirmed the death toll and said most of the victims were Afghans working at the US base, which was once the compound of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

“A Toyota Corolla packed with explosives rammed into a minivan full of workers coming from the base,” Mr Faisal said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of about 130,000 US-led forces in the war-torn country.

The US-led war in Afghanistan, with civilian and military casualties at record highs, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.

Source: Agencies

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