by Chidinma Okere
News from the middle east reports that at least 29 people have been reported dead and many others wounded as a bomb explodes outside of a bank in Afganistan’s Helmand province.
This happened at around 12 noon local time (8:00 Nigerian time) when civillians and members of the security forces were waiting to collect their wages. It is speculated that the bank was especially crowded ahead of the Eid holidays. The bank which handles salary payment for security forces has been a target for bomb attack before. There is yet no claim of responsibility.