Car Bomb blast at Afghan security compound kills 12, Taliban claims responsibility
KABUL: At least eight Afghan security force members and four civilians died and another 50 civilians injured in a car bomb blast in central Ghazni province today (Sunday).
The Taliban claimed responsibility for detonating the bomb near the National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound in Ghazni city.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement, “Dozens of NDS officers were killed or wounded.”
Provincial government spokesman Arif Noori, confirmed eight members of the NDS and four civilians died in the blast, with more than 50 civilians injured. “Many injured people were being rushed to the hospital,” he said.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.
The blast in a crowded area of Ghazni city was the latest in a wave of near-daily attacks by the Taliban.