Explosion blasts against NATO troops in S Afghanistan

21:52, December 30, 2009      

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A powerful explosion blasted against NATO-led forces in Dand district of Kandahar province, south Afghanistan on Wednesday evening, causing panic among the locals, Xinhua's scribe in Kandahar said.

The blast took place 10 km south of Kandahar city, the capital of Kandahar province, at 05:00 p.m. local time. Security personnel cordoned off the area and do not allow journalists to get access to the site.

Helicopters hovering over the site of the incident while Canadian troops on the ground preventing pedestrians to get access to the site of the explosion.

Neither Afghan authorities nor NATO officials in Kandahar make comment over the incident.

Kandahar, the birthplace of Taliban militants, has been the scene of increasing militancy over the past couple of years.

Source: Xinhua
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