The blast destroyed the provincial capital building in Qalat City and damaged several nearby government buildings, said Ghulam Jilani Farahi, deputy police chief of Zabul province.

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Farahi estimates the truck was carrying about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lbs) of explosives.

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