According to local authorities in southern Afghanistan, at least 3 Afghan National police service members were killed and injured following an explosion in southern Helmand province on Thursday.

The officials further added, the incident took place around 10:30 am local time killing at least 2 Afghan police and injuring 1 other.

Provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi confirming the report said, the incident took place after an explosive device planted in a road culvert went off at Lashkargah city.

Mr. Ahmadi further added, Afghan police forces were struggling to defuse the roadside bomb when the explosion took place.

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

Taliban militants frequently use improvised explosive device and roadside bombs to target Afghan and coalition security forces.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.