Twenty people were killed today in a suicide attack in front of a bank in the city Kandahara Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, a hospital source in the city told AFP this evening, in the latest account of the attack.

The principles of Taliban they continued to speak of three dead and 12 wounded, a tally they gave this morning shortly after this suicide attack, which they attributed to the Islamic State.

“This morning a suicide attack was committed in front of the New Bank of Kandahar, three people were killed and 12 were injured,” announced earlier today Inamullah Samanganidirector of the Information and Culture service.

“The victims are civilians,” the official clarified, noting that the attack targeted people who had gone to the bank to collect their salary.

The number of bombings and suicide attacks in Afghanistan has declined significantly since August 2021 when the Taliban returned to power.

However, a number of armed organizations, mainly the jihadist Islamic State, still pose a threat.