KABUL, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Suspected Taliban militias in their latest wave of
violence targeted a civilian car Sunday in the southern Helmand killing one
person and injuring two others besides taking away the vehicle, a local official
"Taliban mercenaries opened fire on a Corolla car Sunday killing one innocent
civilian and wounded two others and took away their car," shah Jahan the
district chief of Khanshin district told Xinhua.
The ill-fated civilians, he added were driving toward Helmand's provincial
capital Lashkargah when they faced the fatal attack.
Taliban-linked militants would use such cars in carrying out suicide
attacks in the country, said Shah Jahan.
Helmand as the hotbed of Taliban has been the scene of increasing insurgency. The militia in a road bomb attack Sunday also killed three Afghan soldiers and wounded three others. Enditem