2011 Logar province bombing

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25 June 2011 Logar Province bombing
Part of Eastern Afghanistan
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LocationLogar Province, Azra District
Date25 June 2011 (GMT+4:30)
TargetPublic Hospital (Civilian Hospital)
Attack type
Suicide Car Bombing
Deaths43[1][2][3]
Non-fatal injuries
53[2]

The 25 June 2011 Logar province bombing was a suicide car bombing that occurred on 25 June 2011 in Azra District, Logar Province, Afghanistan targeting Akbar Khail hospital, a 10-bed facility near the Pakistani border, killing at least 43 people, including children, pregnant women, and medical staff.[1][2][3] The suicide bomber drove a sport utility vehicle through the front gate of the facility, striking a guard, before detonating his explosives. The blast destroyed the one-story hospital and buried people under the rubble. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack, claiming the perpetrator to be "someone with an agenda," possibly the Haqqani network.[4]

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  1. ^ a b At least 20 killed in suicide bombing in east Afghanistan
  2. ^ a b c Afghanistan suicide attack kills 35.
  3. ^ a b Rivera, Ray (26 June 2011). "Car Bomb at Afghan Hospital Kills at Least 20". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Afghan hospital blast dead buried". BBC News. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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