Afghanistan: A suicide car bomber attacked a Nato armoured vehicle in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Thursday, killing at least three civilians and wounding 31 others, an official said.
“A suicide attacker detonated his Toyota sedan vehicle loaded with explosives on an armoured vehicle,” Daoud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the Helmand provincial governor, told AFP.
The bomber struck near the education department in the capital of Helmand.
A child was among the dead and several women and children were wounded, he said, adding that the death toll could increase.
The commander of the Afghan forces coordination center in the province, Mohammad Ismail Hotak, said “30 Afghan civilians have been taken to hospital in Lashkar Gah.
“At the site of the blast, some vehicles were destroyed and some others caught fire,” he said.
British and Danish troops with Nato’s 130,000 strong International Security Assistance force operate in Helmand, a focus of attacks by Taliban insurgents.