Taliban truck bomb in Afghanistan kills at least three, wounds dozens

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(Reuters) – A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least three people and wounded 27 on Wednesday when he set off explosives in a truck near a police headquarters in Afghanistan, officials said. 

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, confirmed in a statement that the militants had used a large truck, packed with explosives in the attack in the eastern province of Laghman. 

Assadullah Dawlatzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said among the wounded were 20 children studying in a religious school. 

“The explosion was huge,” Dawlatzai said. 

The number of casualties may rise as rescuers searched through the ruins of buildings destroyed by the blast.