A suicide bomber hit a Canadian armored vehicle outside the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, wounding a soldier, while police in a neighboring province killed eight suspected Taliban militants in a gun battle, officials said.
The suicide bomber, who drove his explosive-laden Toyota car into the Canadian vehicle, was killed in the latest in a wave of such attacks across Afghanistan, the Afghan army said. A purported Taliban spokesman claimed the hard-line militia's responsibility for the bombing.
Meanwhile, police clashed with militants in Sangin district in southern Helmand province. Eight suspected Taliban were killed and 10 others were arrested, including a district-level commander, Mullah Zadiullah, said Ghulam Muhiddin, the province's head of administration. Four police were also wounded, reports the AP.