The Netherlands' defense ministry says a car bomb explosion wounded five Dutch soldiers in southern Afghanistan on Friday.

The ministry said in a statement Saturday that the bomb blew up near a NATO convoy in the volatile Uruzgan province.

In a similar incident, NATO officials say a roadside bomb struck a coalition vehicle in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province Saturday. Officials say that blast did not cause any casualties.

Meanwhile, the governor of Kandahar province, Assadullah Khalid, said Afghan authorities have detained two men suspected of planning suicide attacks on Afghan targets. He said the men are from Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.