Afghanistan car bombing kills at least 30

A car bombing in the Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members on Sunday (November 29), officials said.

The director of the provincial hospital said 30 bodies and 24 injured people had been transported there, adding that all of the victims were security personnel.

The blast targeted a compound of the public protection force, a wing of the Afghan security forces, local officials said. It damaged civilian residences around the compound.

Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed that there had been a car bomb blast but didn't provide further information on the target or possible casualties.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghanistan has seen a spate of car bombings over the last few months, despite talks being under way to negotiate peace with the Taliban.

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NARRATOR: A car bombing in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members on Sunday, officials said. The director of the provincial hospital said 30 bodies and 24 injured people had been transported there, adding that all of the victims were security personnel. The blast targeted a compound on the public protection force, a wing of the Afghan security forces, local officials said. It damaged civilian residences around the compound.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed that there had been a car bomb blast, but didn't provide further information on the target or possible casualties. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Afghanistan has seen a spate of car bombings over the last few months, despite talks being under way to negotiate peace with the Taliban.