Kandahar blast: Death toll rises to 16

Kabul: The death toll in Tuesday’s car explosion attack in Kandahar has risen to 16, while 38 others were injured, according to media reports.

Earlier, three people were killed and 25 others were injured in the car bomb blast, officials said.

“The huge blast occurred in Police District 14 of the city at around 12:30 p.m (local time). The whole place has now been sealed off. The blast caused a plume of gray smoke to rise above the scene,” an eyewitness told Xinhua news agency.

Kandahar governor’s spokesman, Daoud Ahmadi said the explosives inside the vehicle went off before they could be defused, TOLOnews reported.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. (ANI)