Yves Logghe  /  AP
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai addresses a press conference at the NATO Summit conference in Bucharest, on Thursday.
updated 4/4/2008 3:11:20 AM ET 2008-04-04T07:11:20

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a police vehicle Friday in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing three policemen and a civilian, a police official said.

The attack happened on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, and also wounded a policeman and two passers-by, said provincial police chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal.

Helmand is the biggest opium poppy-producing region in the world and has seen some of the heaviest fighting between international troops and insurgents.

In eastern Kunar province, a truck supplying fuel to NATO troops hit a roadside bomb that killed the Afghan driver Thursday, said a statement from NATO's International Security Assistance Force. No NATO service members were hurt in the attack.

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