Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Twin Suicide Attack in Kandahar Kills 22, Wounds 50

At least 22 Afghan civilians were killed and 50 others were wounded in a twin suicide attack in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, local officials said.

Kandahar deputy police chief Rahmatullah Atrafi said eight security guards of a private security firm were among the victims.

The attack happened around 11:15am near Kandahar Air Field - a Nato-run military base - when a suicide bomber on a motorbike detonated his explosives while Afghan civilians were gathered in a transport area near the base. Then a second suicide bomber in a car blew himself up, provincial spokesman Jawid Faisal said.

Provincial police chief General Abdul Raziq earlier told TOLOnews that the suicide bomber appeared to be targeting a convoy of Afghan private security guards.

No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 12:07
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 12:39 
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