Afghan killed as suicide bomb hits security firm

A suicide bomber on motorcycle blew himself up next to a convoy of a private US security contractor on Monday in volatile Kandahar province, killing one Afghan employee and wounding three others, police said. The attack happened in Zhari district on the main highway linking Kandahar and the western city of Herat, said Kandahar police chief Esmatullah Alizai. He said there were no civilians in the vicinity of the attack.