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Ten killed as truck bombing hits army outpost in southern Afghanistan

Kabul: At least ten people were killed after a Taliban truck bomb hit an army outpost in southern Helmand province on Monday, officials said. The attack took place at around 10 am [0530 GMT] in Nad Ali district.
A Taliban suicide attacker detonated his explosives-packed truck close to an army outpost, district governor Baryalai Nazari said. There were prior intelligence reports but Afghan forces could not prevent the incident, he added. According to Nazari, civilian houses were also destroyed in the “powerful” explosion.
At least eight soldiers were among the dead, provincial councillors Hayatullah Mayar and Ataullah Afghan said. (DPA)