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Rahmat Gul, Associated Press
Afghan security personnel investigate a damaged minivan which was hit by a remote controlled bomb on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Gul Agha Hashimi, the chief of criminal investigations with the Kabul police, said the explosion struck the minivan carrying seven staffers of the palace's media office on Tuesday morning. The blast killed two passengers and also wounded five people, including the driver.

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has killed at least 38 people in the country's east.

Mohammad Reza Kharoti, an administration chief in the Urgun district of Paktika province, says the attack also wounded more than 40 others.

He says the bomber detonated his vehicle full of explosives near a mosque and a market on Tuesday. All the casualties are civilians.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.