Explosion in Helmand provinceAt least three Afghan intelligence forces were killed or injured following a suicide attack in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan late Friday evening.

Local officials in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan confirmed the report and said the blast took place late Friday evening in Amniat-e-Millie – National Directorate of Security (NDS) road.

A spokesman for the provincial police department, Fawad Askari confirmed that the blast took place near Helmand provincial council chief’s house, however, he said there are no reports regarding the casualties so far.

Provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zwak said at least one Afghan intelligence operative was killed and two others were injured following a suicide attack near the national directorate of security (NDS) directorate.

Mr. Zwak further added that the suicide bomber was looking to enter the NDS compound but detonated the vehicle packed with explosives after he was recognized by Afghan security forces.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.