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Several feared dead post attack on Afghan forces in Khost

Afghan civil order policemen take position as Afghanistan's Hazara minority attend a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Kabul [Afghanistan]: In yet another attack on Afghan security forces, a suicide car bomber targeted vehicles belonging to members of the local police force campaign in Khost province on Saturday.

Tolo News citing sources reported that as many as 30 were left dead and wounded post the attack.

The local police force campaign members fall under the U.S-Forces.

The provincial governor’s spokesman Mubariz Zadran confirmed the incident and said the incident occurred at the Mujahid square in Khost city.

Zadran, however, did not give details regarding casualties.

So far no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, Khaama Press reported that provincial public health acting director Gul Mohammadin confirmed that 14 people were killed in the attack and at least 8 others were wounded.

Earlier this week, at least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine others injured in a Taliban attack on a military base in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Meanwhile in two different incidents last week, six policemen were killed in an insurgent attack in southern Helmand province while 20 local and national policemen were killed in clashes with Taliban insurgents in southern Zabul province. (ANI)