LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people have been killed and two others injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Tuesday, police said.
"A terrorist exploded his explosive device in the second precinct of Lashkar Gah today afternoon killing himself and six others," deputy to provincial police chief Gul Hai Khan told Xinhua.
Two more people sustained injuries in the attack, Khan said.
The official said investigation is underway, without giving more details.
Meanwhile, provincial police chief Agha Noor Kemtoz said all the victims were civilians.
However, hospital sources in Lashkar Gah have confirmed that nine people injured from the attack had been taken to hospital for medical treatment.
The poppy grown Helmand province has been the scene of bloody fighting between Taliban and government forces over the past couple of years.