LASHKARGAH: A car bomb explosion in Lashkargah City in Helmand province on Friday evening killed 14 people and wounded 40 others, local officials confirmed.
Helmand governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak said the explosion happened close to a local stadium in the city.
According to Afghan police officials, the explosion happened at the entrance of the stadium in Lashkargah after a wrestling match taking place at the venue had ended.
No group has claimed responsibility of the explosion.
The incident comes two days after a suicide bomber blew himself up near near the Kart-e Sakhi shrine in Kabul, killing at least 32 people and wounding 52 as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year.
The explosion underlined the threat to Kabul from militant attacks despite government promises to tighten security in the wake of an attack in January that killed around 100 people.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is receievd.