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3 dead, 40 wounded in Afghanistan's Taliban-claimed suicide attack

Aug 25, 2020 19:53 IST

A Taliban-claimed suicide attack killed at least three people in northern Afghanistan and wounded 40 others on Tuesday as neighbouring Pakistan pushed for delayed peace talks to begin. The suicide bomber detonated explosives in a truck near an army base in Balkh, region’s military spokesman Hanif Rezayee said. Attack comes ahead of Pakistani government's meeting with key Taliban negotiators. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted that the attack was revenge for a video circulating online that appeared to show Afghan troops desecrating the bodies of Taliban soldiers in the south.

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