NDS prosecutor chief in Helmand

Car bomb kills NDS Prosecutor Chief in Helmand

A car bomb killed two government workers and wounded eight civilians in the southern Helmand province on Saturday, March 06. Sayed Mahmood Sadat, Prosecutor Chief of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Helmand, along with his guard were killed and eight civilians wounded after a car bomb went off near the police headquarter in Lashkargah, the capital city of the southern province, local officials confirmed.

Abdul Ahad Sultanzoi, a member of Helmand Provincial Council said that the incident took place today morning on March 06, near police headquarter. He emphasized that the incident took place when Mr. Sadat was on his way to his office.

The office of Helmand governor said in a statement that Mr. Sadat and his guard were killed and eight civilians, including a woman, were wounded in the attack.

Helmand governor, Abdul Nabi Elham, has visited the wounded people who are under treatment at the province’s emergency hospital, according to the statement.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

On the other hand, Malek Hashim, a tribal elder was killed in a landmine explosion in Jalalabad, the capital city of the eastern Nangarhar province.

Farid Khan, the spokesman for Nangarhar police, said that the incident took place today around 8:30 AM Jangal Bagh area of Jalalabad’s PD7.

Helmand in the south and Nangarhar in the east are two of the most insecure provinces in the country, where the Taliban militants control swaths of territories in some districts of the two provinces.