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Suicide bomber attacks military convoy in Afghanistan`s Lashkargah City

Suicide bomber attacks military convoy in Afghanistan`s Lashkargah City
Security force member stands over a military car before leaving the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Kabul: An explosion took place after a suicide bomber targeted an Afghan military convoy on Wednesday morning in Lashkargah city in Helmand province in Afghanistan.
“The explosion happened when a suicide bomber detonated its explosives targeting Afghan military convoy close to the police headquarters in Lashkargah in Helmand on Wednesday morning,” The Tolo news quoted officials as saying.

As many as three Humvees (The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) were badly damaged in the attack, which happened close to the police headquarters.

No casualties have been reported as of now. No group has taken responsibility for the explosion.

On August 4, as many as 40 Taliban fighters were killed in a gun battle with Afghan security forces that lasted for 12 hours in the southern Helmand province.

This attack comes after U.S. President Donald Trump has announced its strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia and also pledged to commit U.S. troops to Afghanistan to fight against the resurgent Taliban without announcing a precise number.(ANI)