A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded several more in an attack on a convoy of afghan soldiers in Helmand province.

According to a spokesman for the Provincial Governor, Omar Zwak, an explosive-filled car was detonated by a suicide bomber when the afghan national army convoy was passing a small market in Nawa district of Helmand.

Spokesman added that civilians and forces personnel were among the dead while more than a dozen others had been wounded.

According to AFP a source working at a nearby hospital on condition of anonymity told that the bodies of 15 victims had been brought to the hospital. Another 19 injured were also admitted.

The sources said the majority of the dead belong to Afghan Forces and most of the wounded are civilians.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a Whatsapp message sent to journalists