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Afghanistan: 4 killed in twin blasts, Taliban claims responsibility

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2019 18:47 IST

Lashkar Gah [Afghanistan], Mar 23 (ANI): Four people were killed and 31 sustained injuries in twin blasts in a stadium in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah on Saturday.
According to the Aljazeera, two bombs went off during a function organised to celebrate Farmers' day. Reportedly, 1000 people were present during the event. 
Few important political leaders were also present during the event. Taliban has claimed the responsibility of the attack
Condemning the attack, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, "The terrorists are the enemies of peoples' bright future and development, they are attacking civilian installations, gatherings, and occasions to spread fear and horror, and to hide their defeats on the battlefront."
Taliban's attack has come amid the peace talks carried out by the United States in an effort to end 17 years of war.
US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Khalilzad Zalmay in January claimed that the democratically elected government only control half of the country. (ANI)