The head of the provincial council, Attaullah Afghan told media that the attack took place on Thursday while Afghan police were fighting the Taliban just outside the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah
. The official confirmed that at least 17 policemen were killed in the airstrike which was carried by the Coalition Forces by mistake.
(TAP) - Two explosions went off at a celebration in a stadium in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah
on Saturday, killing four people and wounding 31, government officials said.
Summary: Lashkar Gah
[Afghanistan], Mar 23 (ANI): Four people were killed and 31 sustained injuries in twin blasts in a stadium in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah
:Dozens of peace activists, including women, have set up tents in the Afghan province of Helmand after a car bomb killed more than a dozen people outside a sports stadium last week.In a rare development, women from the ethnic Pashtun-dominated region began protesting alongside men in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah
on Tuesday, saying that they would later march to a Taliban-controlled district to demand an end to the war.
Meanwhile, an explosion killed and injured scores of people in the city of Lashkar Gah
in Afghanistan's restive South, officials said on Friday.
: Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defence ministry said on Saturday, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed one person and wounded six.
The deadly assault came days after a Taliban suicide bomber killed five civilians and wounded dozens of others, mainly children, when he detonated a car filled with explosives at a police headquarters in Lashkar Gah
, Helmand's capital.
The explosion near the Kabul Bank in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah
also wounded at least 60 people, he said.
Aqa Noor Kentoz, provincial police chief, said Saturday that all four had been killed the night before at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah
, the provincial capital.
The Taliban had not raised their flag over Lashkar Gah
, but they had come awfully close.
NPR's David Gilkey and Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna were in an Afghan army Humvee traveling between the provincial capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah
, and Marjah, when their vehicle was struck by an 82mm rocket during a Taliban ambush, Shakil Ahmad Tasal, a spokesman for the Afghan army's 205th Atal Corps told Reuters.
KAByL (CyHAN)- Three people including two police were killed as a bomb blast rocked Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah
on Sunday, the police said.