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Suicide attack kills 36 in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
Security personnel look over the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Security personnel look over the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Most of the dead and injured were trying to join the Afghan army
  • Toll is likely to rise because of serious injuries
  • Four children were among the dead

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A suicide attack killed 36 people and injured 42 Monday at a recruitment center for the Afghan national army, a government official said.

The attack happened in northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province, said a spokesman for the provincial governor, Mohibullah Saidi. The death toll is likely to rise, he said, as many of the injuries were serious.

Most of the dead and injured were planning to join the army, he said, but the attack also killed four children.

Jouranlist Yama Elham contributed to this report for CNN.

 
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