At least five people, including two women, were killed when a bomb targeting an army vehicle exploded in southern Afghanistan on Monday.
The remote-controlled bomb was placed on a motorcycle and hit an army patrol truck as it was passing in Trin Kot the capital of Uruzgan province.
Two government soldiers and three civilians were killed in the blast, provincial police spokesman Farid Ayal told AFP.
The Uruzgan governor's spokesman, Abdullah Hemat, said two women were among those killed.
The blast also wounded eight others, including two soldiers, he said.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The attack in Uruzgan comes a day after Taliban militants attacked a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding several foreign troops.