| GEO World|
| Afghan bomb blast kills 36: police|
| Updated at: 2239 PST, Tuesday, August 25, 2009|
KANDAHAR: The death toll from a massive explosion in Afghanistan's southern city of Kanadahar late Tuesday has risen to 36 with another 64 people wounded, a top police official said.
"So far we have 36 killed and 64 wounded and they are all civilians," said General Ghulam Ali Wahdad, police commander for southern Afghanistan.
"At this stage we cannot break down the casualties in terms of how many women, children and men. Police are still busy trying to find bodies from under the rubble," he added.
The interior ministry in Kabul said that dozens of people were killed and wounded when explosives ripped through a vehicle. A spokesman put the death toll at more than 10 and the number of wounded at more than 50.
A local police official earlier put the death toll at 10 following what one police official called a suicide car bomb.