Suicide bomber attacks Canadian convoy in Afghanistan
(dpa) - A suicide bomber attacked a Canadian military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, causing an unknown number of casualties, an official and witnesses said.
The bomber, driving a car packed with explosives, targeted a NATO military convoy of Canadian soldiers in Kandahar city, the provincial capital of the same name, a police official at the site of the attack said.
The official, who did not want to be named, said that at least two Canadian soldiers were wounded in the attack.
Witness Ustad Amin said that after the explosion the Canadian forces cordoned off the area, not allowing journalists or local citizens to get close to the site.
Ahmad Perwiz, another witness, said that he saw at least three civilians stained with blood before they were rushed to hospital, but he could not say if they were wounded or dead.
He said a Canadian military vehicle was also destroyed in the attack and a market near the blast site caught fire and fire trucks had arrived at the scene.
Afghan police and a Canadian military spokesman in Kandahar said they could not immediately confirm the attack.