Three consecutive suicide blasts rock Afghanistan

Three consecutive suicide blasts rock Afghanistan

KABUL - Three consecutive suicide blasts rocked Helmand province in South of Afghanistan leaving at least eleven people dead or wounded, according to the local officials.

Two of the suicide blasts took place in the vicinity of Nad-e-Ali district while one suicide blast took place in Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of Helmand.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the first blast took place close to the compound of the Afghan intelligence agency in 2nd police district of Lashkargah city after a suicide bomber detonated a mini truck with packed with explosives.

The statement further added that the suicide bomber wanted to ram the vehicle into the compound of the intelligence agency but detonated his explosives far from the intelligence compound after he was identified by the security personnel.

At nine people including five school children, three civilians and one Afghan intelligence operative were wounded in the attack, the statement added.

Another suicide bomber who was looking to detonate a motorcycle packed with explosives in Nad-e-Ali district was also identified by the security forces and detonated his explosives after coming under fire.

In the meantime, another suicide bomber detonated a Humvee armored personnel carrier in the same district leaving two Afghan soldiers dead, the provincial government added.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the explosions.