'Bomb Blast' near Afghan Mosque

October 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


A bomb blast near a mosque in the southern Afghan province of Helmand has killed at least two policemen and injured several others, officials say.

A landmine detonated under the police vehicle in Gereshk district, officials said. Some reports put the number of casualties higher.

Hundreds were at the mosque to mark the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival.