20 die in Afghan suicide bombing (Lead)

June 25th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, June 25 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and 23 others were injured Saturday in a suicide car bombing in eastern Afghanistan’s Logar province, Xinhua reported.

The bomber detonated his explosives-laden car inside a hospital compound in Azra district around 10.30 a.m., killing 20 people, including patients and staff, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Twenty-three people were injured.

The ministry blamed the Taliban for the attack.

The Azra district is about 60 km south of Kabul.

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