Suicide car bombing kills 7 in southern Afghanistan

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  • Car bomb detonated near police vehicle in Lashkar Gah, deputy governor says

(CNN)A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police vehicle in the capital of southern Afghanistan's Helmand province on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring 23 others, the province's deputy governor said.

The attack happened at about 6 p.m. in the Bolan area of Lashkar Gah city, said Mohammad Jan Rasoolyar, deputy governor of Helmand.
Several children were among the wounded, and the majority of casualties were civilians, Rasoolyar said.
    Details about the attacker's identity and motive weren't immediately available.