Taliban claim responsibility for deadly Afghan blast

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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bomb blast Saturday that killed at least eight people in southern Afghanistan.

In a text message to journalists, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the group was behind the early-morning attack.
The explosion happened in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province.
    A least 19 other people were wounded in the explosion, according to Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the province.