New Delhi: Atleast 24 people killed and and nearly 60 others injured car bomb blast outside a bank in Lashkargah, capital of Afghanistan Helmand’s province. Also Read - Two Afghan Women Supreme Court Judges Shot Dead in Kabul

Leading portal Aljazeera quoted Omar Zwak, spokesperson for the provincial governor as saying, “The blast took place around 12 noon local time (08:00GMT). Civilians and military are among the wounded. There is no report about exact number of dead.”

A couple of days ago, a judge was killed and three other civilians wounded in an explosion in Nangarhar’s provincial capital city of Jalalabad. The provincial government in a statement had said the explosion after a magnetic bomb planted in the vehicle of a judge went off, the Khaama Press had reported. The statement added that the judge serving with the preliminary court of the anti-corruption Sher Rahman was killed in the explosion and three others, including two of his brothers, were wounded.