Suicide Attacker Gunned Down Before Reaching Target in Helmand

A suicide bomber was shot dead before he manages to target a security outpost in Helmand province, officials said.

The blast in Helmand’s Nahr-i-Saraj district was triggered by explosives placed in a vehicle.

The Defense Ministry said that the suicide attacker was detected and shot before reaching his target of Yakhchal post.

It said that one soldier was seriously wounded in the incident.

Omar Zwak, a spokesman for provincial governor, however, said that two forces were killed and three others were wounded in the blast.

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