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Suicide attack on foreign convoy in Afghanistan kills one: Police

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Nov 15, 2015 11:21 PM IST

A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of foreign forces just outside the city of Lashkar Gah in the volatile southern Afghan province of Helmand, killing one civilian and wounding 12 others, local officials said on Sunday.

A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of foreign forces just outside the city of Lashkar Gah in the volatile southern Afghan province of Helmand, killing one civilian and wounding 12 others, local officials said on Sunday.

A US military vehicle burns after a suicide bomber attack in Helmand province of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.(AP Photo)
A US military vehicle burns after a suicide bomber attack in Helmand province of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.(AP Photo)

Afghan security forces have been fighting Taliban insurgents for weeks in the area around Lashkar Gah and in surrounding districts. The widening insurgency has escalated since foreign forces ended most combat operations last year.

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International forces still provide training and other assistance and a limited number of US troops are engaged in counter-terrorism operations. But there was no immediate confirmation from Nato’s Resolute Support mission in Kabul of an attack on any of its vehicles.

“A convoy of three foreign forces vehicles was coming to the city from Marjah when targeted by a suicide bomber driving a car,” said Omar Zawak, a spokesperson for the Helmand governor’s office, citing information from local police.

He said one of the vehicles caught fire causing casualties.

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