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Afghanistan tanker explosion leaves 15 dead

Reuters | Published: November 02, 2017 10:04:29 | Updated: November 04, 2017 10:05:24


Damaged cars are seen after a blast at the site of the incident in Kabul, Afghanistan May 31, 2017 (Reuters file photo used for representational purpose)

At least 15 people were killed and 27 wounded when fuel tankers exploded in the town of Charikar, northwest of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, destroying a nearby bus, residents and officials said.   

A security official said a sticky bomb destroyed two tankers, setting off an explosion that engulfed the bus, burning many passengers to death.

Waheeda Shahkar, a spokeswoman for the local governor, put the death toll at least 15, with 27 wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came a day after up to eight people were killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul.      

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