An explosion rocked southern Uruzgan province early Monday morning after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the first district security commandment in Tarikowt city.

Provincial governor Amir Akhondzai confirming the report said only the suicide bomber was killed following the blast and there were reports of civilians or Afghan security forces casualties.

Mr. Akhondzai further added the main target of the suicide bomber was Afghan police forces who were crossing the area at the time of the incident.

In the meantime a local security official said the explosion took place while the suicide bomber was receiving the suicide vest from another individual.

He said the other individual was injured following the blast and is currently under the investigation with the Afghan security forces.