Afghan bombings kill at least 40 civilians

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KABUL — Three suicide bombers killed at least 30 civilians in a coordinated attack Tuesday in a city in southwestern Afghanistan, according to Afghan officials. Later, at least 10 civilians were killed in a bombing in a bazaar in the north.

The attacks began early Tuesday afternoon when 10 insurgents entered Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimruz province, with explosives strapped to their bodies, according to Mohammed Najob, an Interior Ministry spokesman.

Three of the bombers were shot before they could detonate their explosives, and four were detained, but three others successfully attacked heavily populated parts of the city, according to Najob, who said that at least 30 people were killed and 60 wounded.

Tuesday evening, a remotely detonated bomb killed 10 civilians and wounded 30 more in the northern province of Kunduz, according to provincial spokesman Sarwar Hosseini.

There were no claims of responsibility for the attacks.

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