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At least four civilians were killed after two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at the District Development Council office in the Spin Boldak district of the southern Kandahar province Sunday, local officials said.

Fifteen others, including two members of the council, were injured in the attack that occurred when the council was in session. All casualties were civilian.

The attack took place at about 12:00 PM local time when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the main gate of the council and a second bomber entered the compound, clashing with security forces. He blew himself up inside the building soon after, provincial governor spokesman Jawid Faisal said.

An eyewitness told TOLOnews that he "heard two blasts and small arms fire inside the building."

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack and said that nine people, including the head of District Development Council office in the Spin Boldak, were killed.

Spin Boldak district borders Pakistan and is near Quetta, where the Taliban's leadership council is believed to be based.

 

 

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