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Car Bomb Blast in Southern Afghanistan Kills 3, Injures 4 Security Officers, Source Says

KABUL (Sputnik) – A car bomb explosion in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar killed three security officers and injured four others, an informed source said on Saturday.

According to the source close to the Kandahar police chief, a tractor reportedly exploded in the province’s Arghistan District, resulting in clashes between the Afghan forces and militants.

Taliban fighters ride in their vehicle in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Taliban movement, on its part, accused the government forces of attacking civilians in the central province of Wardak. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed said one civilian was killed and another was injured, adding that two vehicles were damaged by the security forces.

Violence and clashes continue to ravage Afghanistan despite the launch of peace talks in Doha last September. Meanwhile, the Afghan armed forces continue to regularly report on special operations against the Taliban, who now control three-fourths of the Afghan land.

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