17 Civilians, 6 coalition forces Injured in Kandahar Blast

KABUL: (MEP) – At least 30 people have been reportedly killed or injured following a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Thursday.

The explosion reportedly took place in near a convoy of the coalition security forces in Maiwand district.

Provincial governor spokesman Javid Faisal confirming the report said the incident took place around 1 pm local time in Kashaki market.

Mr. Faisal further added that a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of the coalition security forces in the busy market.

He said preliminary reports suggest at least 7 civilians were injured following the blast, however there are fears that casualties toll could raise.

In the meantime, a local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said that nearly 30 civilians were killed or injured in the attack.

The source further added that sex coalition security forces were also injured in the attack.

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