Suicide Bombings Kill 10 in Afghanistan

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Suicide bombers killed at least 10 people in Afghanistan Wednesday, while Afghan leaders escaped a rocket attack not far from the country's capital.

In Kapisa province, a car bomber detonated his explosives near government buildings and the provincial governor's office, killing seven people, including at least two police officers.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

A separate suicide bombing killed at least three people at a government office in the Sayed Karam district of eastern Paktia province, which borders Pakistan.

Also Wednesday, Afghan officials say the country's vice president and interior minister were unharmed after rockets hit a police training center in Wardak province.

Vice President Karim Khalili and Interior Minister Bismullah Mohammadi were attending a security meeting at the center when the attack took place. No one else was injured.

In southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials say troops killed 14 insurgents in Kandahar province. The governor's office said nine militants were killed after crossing the Pakistani border, while five were killed while trying to plant roadside bombs.

Elsewhere in the south, NATO says a roadside bomb killed one of its service members Wednesday. No other details were given.