Afghanistan : Suicide bomber killed as he detonates explosives

Kabul, Aug 18 (IBNS) : A suicide bomber detonated a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or Humvee vehicle in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, leaving only himself dead.
Local Khaama Press quoted Government officials as saying that the incident  took place in the vicinity of Greshk district late on Wednesday night. The officials further added that the militants had placed large amounts of explosives inside the vehicle with an aim to target the security forces.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the incident and the death of the bomber.

The statement further added that the security forces opened fire on the vehicle as the suicide bomber was attempting to ram the vehicle into its target in Awpashak area.

Helmand Government said the area is under total control of the security forces and the security situation is currently stable.

Source: India Blooms News Service