A suicide bomber exploded himself next to a police vehicle in southern Afghan province Helmand Wednesday, killing one civilian, and wounding several others including two policemen, officials said.
The attack occurred just as the police car was moving into a police headquarter in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital in Helmand, Mohammad Hussein Andiwal, provincial police chief told Xinhua.
He said two policemen were seriously wounded and two passing-by civilians also sustained injuries in the blast which damaged the police vehicle.
An official from the local intelligence department in Lashkar Gah, who declined to be named, however, told Xinhua the blast killed one civilian and wounded two policemen and five other civilians.
An eyewitness identified himself as Abdul Khaleq said one civilian died and three civilians and two policemen sustained injuries in the incident.