4 killed, 12 wounded in Nadali suicide attack
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least four people killed and 12 others wounded in a car suicide bombing on Afghan Local Police (ALP) academy in Nadali district of southern Helmand province Saturday, an official said.
Governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place in Du-Rahi area of the district around 8:30am this morning.
He said the suicide bomber carried out the attack by an explosives-laden Fielder model car. However, he had no exact figures of casualties.
Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdur Rahman Sarjang, said that two policemen were killed and five others including two schoolchildren wounded in the attack.
However, a security official who wished not to be named said three policemen were killed and seven others wounded in the incident.
Several military and non-military vehicles and a large part of the building destroyed by the bombing.
A school near to the academy was also partially damaged.
Abdul Saboor, the principle of the school told Pajhwok that two students were injured and all the windowpanes of the school were broken as result of the bomb blast.
An official of Emergency Hospital of Lashkargah, the capital of the province who wished not to be named confirmed receiving 13 injured.
The source said one of the injured succumbed in the hospital.
Gul Ahmad, an eyewitness account said that a man wore ALP uniform entered his explosives laden vehicle to ALP academy and blown it up.
“I saw several people killed and wounded in the explosion,” he said. But he had no exact figures.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility of the attack and said several policemen suffered casualties in the incident.
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