"The blast occurred around 9.30 am in front of a private hospital along a road leading to the Kandahar International Airport, killing three civilians," General Abdul Hamid, commander of the Afghan army regional corps, told a news agency.

He said that the likely target of the attack was a joint convoy of the NATO-led troops and Afghan army soldiers. He added no member of the convoy was injured in the attack.

Security forces have cordon off the area. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.


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