9 killed in Greshk suicide car bombing
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Nine people were killed in a suicide car bombing targetting a security convoy in southern Helmand province on Saturday, an official said.
A convoy of the Afghan National Army and Public Order Police came under attack in Greshk district at 1.00pm, the 215th Maiwand Corps deputy commander said.
Gen. Farooq Parwani, citing initial reports, told Pajhwok Afghan News four policemen had been killed and two others wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Public Order Police officer Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Ghafoori said the convoy was on its way to Sangin district. He added three civilians and two policemen were among the fatalities. Two policemen were wounded.
Helmand deputy police chief Col. Bacha Gul Bakhtiar said two policemen were killed and six ANA soldiers wounded in the bomb attack.
According to the Greshk district chief, Fahim Musa, the car-borne suicide bomber struck near an inter-section, damaging a number of light and heavy vehicles.
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