6 Killed in Afghan Blast

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Afghanistan say a suicide bomber has killed at least six people, including one policeman, and wounded 15.

Authorities say the attacker struck Sunday, the first day of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, as worshippers were leaving a mosque after prayers in Baghlan province.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Taliban routinely targets Afghan officials and security forces, as well as international troops.

Separately, NATO says one of its service members has died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan Saturday.