June 2017 Lashkargah bombing

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June 2017 Lashkargah bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
LocationLashkargah, Afghanistan
Date22 June 2017
12:00 noon
Attack type
Deaths34 [1]

The June 2017 Lashkargah bombing occurred on 22 June 2017, when a suicide attack took place in the New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan.[2][3] During this attack, at least 34 people were killed and 60 were injured.[4]


A suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance of the bank at 12 noon local time. The attackers succeeded entering the bank.[5] A Taliban spokesman later issued a statement to journalists claiming responsibility for the attack.[6]


  1. ^ "Suicide attack at New Kabul Bank in Afghanistan's Helmand". BBC News. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Suicide attack at New Kabul Bank in Afghanistan's Helmand". Business-Standard.com. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Suicide attack at New Kabul Bank in Afghanistan's Helmand". News Mobile. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Death Toll Rises to 34 in Lashkargah Bombing". Tolonews. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand". BBC News. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Car bomb kills 30 people outside Afghanistan bank". CNN. Retrieved 22 June 2017.