Nearly, 13 civilians died and more than 100 people have been wounded after reported a car bomb explosion outside Afghanistan’s police headquarters at the western province of Ghor. Tariq Aran, the Interior Ministry spokesman stated that the incident struck near the entrance of the provincial police chief’s office and had hit the nearby governmental building in Feroz Koh, the capital of Ghor.

While the spokesperson for the provincial government stated that the hit was so strong that its sound could be heard from nearby. He further stated that it had damaged and partially destroyed buildings including the women’s affairs department and the provincial office for refugees. Reportedly, no one took the claim of the responsibility for the bombing.

The attack came amid the uptick attack by the Taliban. Thousands were people were moved to a safer place after clashes between the Taliban and the Afghan government in different areas of Helmand province and parts of the neighboring Kandahar province. Officials claimed that sporadic fighting continued as government forces pushed out with a counter-offense. The fighting occurred to retake the lost ground near the Lashkar Gah, in the capital of Helmand. 

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