HELMAND, Afghanistan – At least nine security officers, including civilians, killed after a vehicle embedded with explosive devices went off near a security post in Nahr Saraj District of Helmand province, local authorities confirmed.
Omar Zawak, spokesman for the Helmand Governor, said in a statement to Afghan News the incident occurred on Wednesday evening at a time the Taliban blew a vehicle fully loaded with explosives near security post.
Five officers, four civilians, including two women and two men, killed during the blast, he said.
According to sources, the incident killed at least three forces and one wounded one child.
The Taliban did not immediately comment on the claim.
Meanwhile, in a roadside mine explosion, five civilians were injured in Khost.