violence in afghanistan

From the BBC:

The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s Helmand province has been killed in a bomb attack on a mosque, officials say.

Deputy governor Haji Pir Mohammed was one of seven people – including the bomber – killed in the explosion at the start of afternoon prayers.  Eighteen people were also hurt in the suicide bombing in Helmand’s provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, police said.  The Taleban say they carried out the attack. Helmand is a major stronghold of the Taleban. —

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