Afghanistan car bomb: At least 26 killed and 50 wounded

A car bomb explosion outside a bank in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah has killed dozens of civilians and soldiers who were waiting at a bank to collect their pay.

The Helmand governor’s office said that at least 26 people had died and more than 50 wounded in the Thursday attack, where people were queuing for wages ahead of the Eid al-Fitr celebration, which begins on Friday.