Afghanistan: Helmand Blast Kills 9, Including 2 Women: Official

A suicide attacker in a vehicle detonated explosives in Helmand province on Wednesday at a police checkpoint, killing nine people–including five security force members and four civilians–and wounding four others, including a child, local officials said.

Omar Zowak, the provincial governor’s spokesperson, said the incident happened yesterday evening when a security checkpoint was targeted by a car bomb in the Helmand-Kandahar highway in Nare Saraj district.

Four civilians passing the area were also killed in the attack, Zowak said.

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Source: TOLO News