Suicide bomber kills five Afghan children
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Five children were killed by a suicide car bomb in the Afghanistan on Monday.province in southern
Officials say the suicide bomber was trying to attack the governor of the, Ahmadullah Nazak. Nazak was unharmed.
"I dropped down. Then I heard a second explosion. It hit our car, but it didn't injure me," Nazak later recalled.
There have not been any claims of responsibility for this bombing. Assassinations and attempts have become more common this year in Kandahar, and between January and April, at least 27 government officials or foreign contractors have been killed.
In other areas of Afghanistan there have been similar incidents. A blast in Nangarhar province hit the car of a senior adviser to President Hamid Karzai. Six people, including Wahidullah Sabawoon, the adviser, were injured in the blast. Sabawoon's injuries were "not critical", according to spokesperson Ahmad Zia Abdulzai.
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