Two killed, 40 wounded in Afghanistan suicide truck bomb

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Two killed, 40 wounded in Afghanistan suicide truck bomb

KANDAHAR = A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed two civilians and wounded more than 40 officials said in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.The attacker detonated a lorry loaded with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah capital of the volatile Helmand province.Afghan troops and police are battling the Taliban in the first fighting season since Nato ended its combat mission and left local forces to take charge of security.The Helmand blast came less than two days after 11 soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in the normally relatively peaceful western province of Herat.Two killed, 40 wounded in Afghanistan suicide truck bomb .Two killed, 40 wounded in Afghanistan suicide truck bombIt was a suicide truck bomber detonating his vehicle at the gate of police headquarters provincial police spokesman Farid Ahmad Obaid told AFP.Our initial reports show 40 wounded two killed he said adding that all of the casualties were civilians.Provincial spokesman Omar Zhwak confirmed the attack.The blast was very powerful. Most of the wounded people are civilians who were hit by broken glass inside their homes he told AFP.A doctor at the emergency hospital in Lashkar Gah said 40 civilians were brought to the hospital.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. But the Taliban, who launched their annual spring-summer offensive in late April vowed nationwide attacks in what is expected to be the bloodiest summer for a decade.The attacker detonated a lorry loaded with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah capital of the volatile Helmand province.Afghan troops and police are battling the Taliban in the first fighting season since Nato ended its combat mission and left local forces to take charge of security.

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