The suicide blast killed 30 people and wounded another 45. - AP (File Photo)

KABUL: Thirty-five people were killed in a suicide bombing at a hospital in Afghanistan's Logar province south of Kabul, provincial officials said on Saturday.

Another 45 people were wounded in the blast in the remote Azro district.

“The information we have is that a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a hospital, killing 35 civilians and wounding 45 more,” said Deen Mohammad Darwish, spokesman for the provincial governor.

Wali Wakil, head of the provincial council, confirmed the toll.

Interior minister deputy spokesman Najib Nikzad said a suicide bomber in a car set off his explosives, but did not give details.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied responsibility and said insurgents never attack hospitals.



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