Afghan official: Suicide bomber targets police convoy, killing 2 people in southern province

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An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has targeted a police convoy in the southern province of Helmand, killing two people, a policeman and a civilian.

Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place on Monday morning in Lashkar Gah, the province's capital.

Zwak also says the explosion wounded 15 people — eight policemen and seven civilians. He says the police convoy was en route to the district of Sangin for an operation there.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which comes amid a Taliban spring offensive that is seeking to undermine the Western-backed government in Kabul.