Vehicle bomb targets security forces in Kandahar

A Humvee tank, loaded with explosives, targeted Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province early Saturday leaving at least seven wounded, sources said.

Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for Kandahar police, said an explosive-loaded Humvee targeted police forces in the Kohak area in the Arghandab district of the province at 7:30 am.

According to him, at least seven policemen sustained minor injuries.

Earlier, sources told Ariana News on condition of anonymity that the blast targeted commando forces that had been planning to carry out an operation in the area.

The Ministry of Defense has however rejected these claims and said no commando forces have been deployed in the area.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.