The provincial governor’s spokesman says the explosion occurred near a police outpost in Bolan area in Lashkargah, Helmand’s capital city.
Explosion In Lashkargah City Leaves One Dead
A heavy explosion happened in Bolan area in the PD3 of Lashkargah City in Helmand province on Friday morning, local official said.
Helmand governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak told TOLOnews that the explosion was a car bombing close to a police outpost in the area.
Zahirgul Muqbil, Commander of Border Police Battalion in Lashkargah, said the explosives were placed in a Mazda truck and that the blast occurred near the Border Police base in PD3 of the city.
He said one police force member was killed and five others were wounded in the blast.
This comes after a number of deadly incidents took place in Helmand province in the past few months. Meanwhile, parts of the province have remained volatile due to presence of the Taliban.