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A suicide bomb killed multiple people in Afghanistan on the first day of Ramadan

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The hashtag #PrayForAfghanistan started trending worldwide on Twitter Saturday after a suicide bomb killed multiple people in Afghanistan on the first day of Ramadan.

A car bomb attack  in the eastern city of Khost has reportedly killed up to 18 people, an Interior Ministry official said.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack.

The security forces were attacked near the province's main bus station, Danish said. “Six other civilians including two small children were wounded in the attack,” he said.

The attack, which took place on a road between the bus station and the provincial football stadium, damaged or destroyed about a dozen shops and several vehicles.


The attack came on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

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Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 3 , 2017. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Wednesday the target of the bomber was a convoy of foreign forces. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 3 , 2017. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Wednesday the target of the bomber was a convoy of foreign forces.

People are taking to Twitter to share their condolences with those in Afghanistan.

Some are calling this the "worst week in 2017."

"This happened on the first day of ramadan aka the most important month in islam..."

"...anyone thinking islam supports terrorism can choke."

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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