At least 18 persons were killed when a suicide car bombing struck a crowded area in Afghanistan’s Khost city on Saturday, reports said.
According to the officials, 10 security guards and 8 civilians were among the dead in the attack that targeted local off-duty security guards, known as Campaign Forces.
The blast took place near a taxi station where the guards arrived to go to Camp Chapman, a military base run by the US and NATO forces, he said.
Police chief General, Faizullah Ghairat, as per reports said the police have launched an investigation into the incident that also left about six persons injured in the attack in Khost, capital of Khost province bordering Pakistan.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
The attack came as Afghans mark the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.