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12:00 AM, October 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:47 AM, October 19, 2020

Blast in Afghanistan: 12 killed; more than 100 injured

A car bomb targeting an Afghan police headquarters in the western province of Ghor killed at least 12 civilians and wounded more than 100, officials said yesterday. 

The attack took place in Feroz Koh, the capital of Ghor, a province that has not seen much violence compared to some other regions of the conflict-wracked country.

The ministry of interior said the car bomb detonated in front of Ghor police headquarters at about 11:00 am.

"The terrorists detonated an explosives-filled car... as a result 12 civilians were killed and more than 100 people were wounded," the interior ministry said.

No group has claimed responsibility, but fighting between the Taliban and government has surged in recent weeks.

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government began in Qatar last month, but violence has continued unabated on the ground. The talks appear to be stalled as the Taliban and the Kabul administration have struggled to establish a basic framework for negotiations. 

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