Official says 10 killed in car bombing
A local official says 10 people both military and civilian have been killed after a suicide car bomber attacked an Afghan army convoy in southern Helmand province.
Atiqullah Khan, local director of Nawa district, said yesterday that most of those killed were soldiers who were the target of the bombing. He says at least eight others were wounded.
Omer Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, confirmed there were causalities but couldn't provide an exact number.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban fighters have stepped up attacks against Afghan security forces over the past two years and after the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops.