KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least two people have been killed when a suicide car bomber attacked an army base in southern Helmand province.
Maj. Abdul Qadeer Bahadorzai, the army corps commander's spokesman in the south, says two soldiers and two civilians were also wounded in Saturday's attack in Nad Ali district. He said the dead toll could change after he gets a final report.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban insurgents announced the start of their annual spring offensive last Wednesday, at a time when insurgents are already regularly launching attacks and battling security forces.
In a statement, the Taliban said Wednesday its "Al-Khandaq" offensive is aimed at crushing, killing and capturing American invaders and their supporters.