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Afghanistan hospital attack deaths rise to 39, with 140 wounded: Afghan official

Reuters , Friday 20 Sep 2019
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Afghan security forces investigate the site where a Taliban car bomb detonated near an intelligence services building in Qalat in Zabul province on September 19, 2019 AFP
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A Taliban suicide bombing of a hospital in southern Afghanistan killed 39 people, almost doubling the previous death toll of 20, a provincial governor spokesman said on Friday.

The number of wounded in Thursday's attack in Qalat, the capital of Zabul province, also rose to 140, said Gul Islam Syaal.

"Only two of those killed were security force members, and the rest of them are civilians, including women, children, patients and visitors," he said. "The hospital is completely destroyed."

 

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