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At least 8 killed in Afghanistan hotel bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan — An explosion Tuesday evening at a hotel in southern Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province killed at least eight people and injured 37,  authorities said.

The Afghan Interior Ministry said the attacker was a sucide bomber who was thought to be staying at the hotel in the provincial capital, Tarin Kowt.

But the provincial governor, Amir Mohammad Akhundzada, said investigators had not ruled out the possibility that the bomb had placed in a shop in the building.

The victims were civilians staying at the hotel, Akhundzada said. A number of them were seriously injured and the death toll could increase, he said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Baktash is a special correspondent.

 

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