Car bomb attack in Afghanistan's Helmand leaves 18 security force members dead

# 10:44
4 May 2020

At least five security force members were killed and five others were wounded in a car bomb attack in Nahr-e-Siraj district, Helmand province, on Sunday evening, the provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak said, APA reports citing TOLO News.

He said the attack targeted a base of the Afghan National Army and the National Directorate of Security personnel in Nahr-e-Siraj district.

A security source said the base has been destroyed “completely” and that 18 security force members have been killed in the attack.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.