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13 killed in Afghanistan bombing; Taliban claims responsibility

By Qadir Sediqi, CNN
updated 1:30 PM EDT, Thu May 1, 2014

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car in northeastern Afghanistan's Panjshir province late Thursday afternoon, killing at least 13 people -- including six police officers -- a provincial government spokesman said.

At least 30 other people were injured in the explosion, which happened at 5:10 p.m., said Kabir Waseq, spokesman for the province's governor.

The Taliban claims responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.

Panjshir is one of 34 provinces that make up Afghanistan.

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