Blasts Across Afghanistan Kill 20

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A series of bombings across Afghanistan Saturday killed at least 20 people, including eight children.

A roadside bomb ripped through a vehicle, killing 15 people in southern Afghanistan. Local authorities say most of those killed in the Kandahar province attack were children.

In the eastern Afghan province of Laghman, police investigating an explosion were hit by a second bomb Saturday. Two police officers were killed and nine people were wounded.

Elsewhere in eastern Afghanistan, police say a suicide bomber killed at least three people, including two police officers, in Khost province. At least 12 people were wounded in the attack outside a police headquarters.

Authorities say the chief of an Afghan commando unit was one of the police officers killed in Khost province.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO forces in Afghanistan condemned the bombings.

NATO also reported Saturday that an insurgent attack killed one member of the international security force fighting in southern Afghanistan.