The Afghan Interior Ministry says three civilians have died in an explosion of a truck in the south of the country.
The ministry statement Friday says the truck appeared to have been transporting a bomb through a town in Takhta Pul district in Kandahar province, when it blew up. It was not immediately clear what happened to the driver.
Meanwhile, the ministry says insurgents tried to overrun late Thursday a police checkpoint in western Ghor province. One attacker was killed and three policemen were wounded in the clashes.