Car bomb rocks eastern Afghan province, killing attacker

Added On April 10, 2017

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 10 (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bombing rocked near an Afghan security forces' base in eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, killing the attacker, local authorities said.

"One suicide bomber was killed when his explosive-laden vehicle was detonated in Marko Bazaar locality, Ghani Khel district at around 08:30 a.m. Monday," the provincial government said in a statement.

The attacker tried to target a camp where dozens of troops and Counter-Narcotics forces were stationed but no member of security force was hurt by the explosion, the statement added.

"The attacker tried to assault the base but he become the victim of vicious plan as his vehicle exploded before reaching near the security forces' base," the statement said, adding a vehicle parked near the site was also destroyed by the blast.

A government-led drug eradication campaign was underway to destroy poppy fields in the area.