Developing: Nine Security Forces Killed, Wounded in Helmand Car Bomb Explosion

At least nine Afghan security forces were killed and wounded in a car bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

MoD in a press release on Monday said, “The incident took place about 10:00am local time after a suicide bomber detonated a truck laden with explosives close to a security checkpoint in Nad Ali district after identified by security forces.”

According to the MoD press release, at least five security forces were killed and four others were wounded in the blast.

This comes as the spokesman of Helmand governor, Omar Zawak has earlier said that two civilians including a woman were also wounded in the incident.

9 / December 2019
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