A man tries to open a burnt car's door after a blast in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand Province, south Afghanistan, on March 12, 2019. A local journalist was seriously wounded in a bomb attack in Lashkar Gah on Tuesday, local police said. (Xinhua/Abdul Aziz Safdary)
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, March 12 (Xinhua) -- A local journalist was seriously wounded following a bomb attack in Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Tuesday, local police said.
"A sticky bomb attached to Nisar Ahmadi's vehicle was detonated shortly after he arrived at the gate of a local TV station Tuesday morning," deputy police chief Mohammad Rahim Noorzai told Xinhua.
The injured reporter was shifted to war victims' surgical hospital in Lashkar Gah and his vehicle was also destroyed after catching fire.
Local reporters said Ahmadi has lost his leg in the explosion.
Reporters frequently come under attack in the militancy-hit country as 20 Afghan journalists and media workers lost their lives in 2018 in separate attacks.