2017 Lashkargah bombing

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2017 Lashkargah bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan
Location Lashkargah, Afghanistan
Date June 22, 2017
12:00 noon
Attack type
bombing
Deaths 34[1]
Non-fatal injuries
60
Perpetrator Taliban

On 22 June 2017, a suicide attack took place in the New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan.[2][3] During this attack, at least 34 people were killed and 60 were injured.[4]

Attack[edit]

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance of the bank at 12 noon local time. The attackers succeeded entering the bank.[5] A Taliban spokesman later issued a statement to journalists claiming responsibility for the attack.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suicide attack at New Kabul Bank in Afghanistan's Helmand". BBC. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Suicide attack at New Kabul Bank in Afghanistan's Helmand". Business-Standard.com. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Suicide attack at New Kabul Bank in Afghanistan's Helmand". News Mobile. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Death Toll Rises to 34 in Lashkargah Bombing". Tolonews. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand". BBC News. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Car bomb kills 30 people outside Afghanistan bank". CNN. Retrieved 22 June 2017.