Suicide car bombing rocks S. Afghanistan (UPDATE)
A suicide car bombing rocked Andar district of Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province Thursday morning injuring four police personnel, police spokesman in the region said, Xinhua reported.
"A suicide bomber, riding an explosive-laden car, attempted to drive inside the administrative compound of Andar district but the bomber was identified by police," Mohammad Usman Yari, the police spokesman, told Xinhua.
The official said that the attacker blew the explosive device planted in the car after intercepted by the police and the blast injured four policemen.
Yari said that the attacker was killed in the explosion and eight vehicles including police vans were damaged in the incident.
Meantime, a Taliban purported spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in talks with media via cell phone claimed of responsibility adding that Abdul Rahman, loyal to the Taliban outfit, attacked the district headquarters, killing over a dozen security forces.
The hard-liner militia commonly gives inflated casualty numbers.
Ghazni province in southern region of the militancy-hit country has been experiencing spiraling Taliban-led militancy as five policemen were killed Tuesday after Taliban militants attacked their check point in the provincial capital Ghazni city.