This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd.
Officials in southern Afghanistan say a bomb explosion Saturday killed a senior military commander and wounded at least three other people, including a local journalist.
A provincial police spokesman told VOA that General Zahir Gul Muqbil, the commander of an army border unit, was heading to the volatile Marjah district along with a group of journalists. They were going to visit an ongoing counterinsurgency operation when the convoy struck a roadside bomb.
The Taliban took responsibility for the bombing in Helmand province, where most of the districts are either controlled or influenced by the insurgent group.
Separately, in (an) apparent drone attack in the southeastern part of the country is said to have killed at least six civilians.
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