Officials say at least seven people have been killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province.
A spokesman for the provincial governor said more than 20 were injured in the blast outside Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, today.
The attack came as officials were giving seeds to a group of farmers as part of a program designed to stop farmers from growing opium poppy.
In February, NATO launched a major U.S.-led offensive against the Taliban in Helmand.
compiled from agency reports