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3 killed, 6 injured in Helmand roadside bombing

3 killed, 6 injured in Helmand roadside bombing

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Nov 15, 2019 - 16:39

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A roadside bombing killed three people and injured six others in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province on Friday, local residents said.

The blast ripped through a civilian vehicle in Shawal area, said resident of the area, Mir Ahmad. He told Pajhwok Afghan News the victims were on their way to Nad Ali district from Lashkargah, the provincial capital.

Another resident, Abdul Bari, confirmed the incident and the casualties. He said the bombing took place at around noon.

He said the dead included two children.

An official at the Emergency-run hospital in Lashkargah confirmed receiving six injured people from the scene.

The Helmand governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, confirmed the incident and said six people had been injured in the blast. He said he had no information about deaths in the blast.

The official accused the Talibaninfo-icon of planting the roadside bomb.

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