Car bombing in western Afghanistan kills 13, wounds 120

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An Afghan receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide car bombing in Ghor province western of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 18. 2020. A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 1a dozen people and wounded more than 100 others in Afghanistan is western Ghor province officials said. (AP Photo)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bombing has killed at least 13 people and wounded around 120 others in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province.

A hospital official in the area says he expects the death toll to rise with some being treated for serious injuries.

The Interior Ministry says the car bombing struck on Sunday near the entrance of the provincial police chief’s office and other nearby government buildings in the area.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Ghor, which comes amid an uptick in attacks by the Taliban as representatives of the group and Afghan government officials hold their first-ever face-to-face talks in Qatar.

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