A Taliban suicide bombing of a hospital in southern Afghanistan killed 39 people, almost doubling the previous death toll of 20, a provincial governor spokesman said on Friday.
The number of wounded in Thursday’s attack in Qalat, the capital of Zabul province, also rose to 140, said Gul Islam Syaal.
“Only two of those killed were security force members, while the rest are civilians, including women, children, patients and visitors,’’ he said.
“The hospital is completely destroyed.’’ (Reuters/)
Edited by Abdulfatah Babatunde
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