A suicide bomber has rammed his car into a British military convoy in southern Afghanistan, wounding three Afghan civilians who were nearby.

No casualties were reported among the British troops.

The attack happened Monday in Gereshk in the southern province of Helmand.

Two days earlier, the U.S.-led coalition and Afghan troops reported killing nearly 30 Taliban militants in Helmand.

Coalition forces said the fighting started when Taliban insurgents attacked a patrol near the town of Musa Qala Saturday.

NATO and U.S. troops are battling a resurgent Taliban presence, mostly in the south and east of Afghanistan. The group increasingly has used suicide attacks, roadside bombs and kidnappings since a U.S.-led invasion removed it from power in late 2001.