Taliban car bomb attack foiled in Helmand: security officials
Security forces detected and destroyed a Taliban car bomb in Helmand before insurgents could reach their target, the 215 Maiwand Army Corps in southern Afghanistan said in a statement.
The statement said that another group of Taliban militants, who were preparing to attack security checkpoints after the planned car bomb, was also targeted by the Afghan Air Force, killing nine Taliban insurgents.
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A security source said on condition of anonymity that at least seven army soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in the operation.