| GEO World|
| Truck bomb rocks southern Afghan district|
| Updated at: 1142 PST, Wednesday, January 13, 2010|
KANDAHAR: A truck bomb has exploded near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, with initial reports indicating that several people have been injured, a regional official said Wednesday.
The bombing in Daman district, about 10 kilometers (six miles) east of Kandahar, the capital of Kandahar province, bore the hallmarks of a Taliban attack, though the militants usually use smaller passenger vehicles, said district chief Sirajuddin.
"A truck filled with explosives blew up. We don't know yet if it was a suicide attack or if the truck was detonated (remotely)," he told foreign news agency. He said initial reports indicated that two police officers and several civilians were wounded. Investigations were underway, he said. Several cars and the district administration building were also damaged.