Suicide Bomber Kills Afghan Peace Envoy

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say a suicide bomber has killed the head of a provincial peace council and his son.

Police say the peace envoy was on his way home from Friday prayers when he and his son were attacked in Kunar province. Another person was wounded in the assault.

The peace council works to bring Taliban fighters to the negotiating table for discussions on arms..

Officials in southern Afghanistan say a NATO fuel tanker has crashed, killing seven people and injuring three others.

Authorities say the tanker flipped over and ignited into flames Friday in the Panjwayi district. A passing minivan was engulfed in the flames.

Elsewhere in southern Afghanistan, NATO say one of its service members has died in a bomb blast.

The international coalition did not identify the nationality of the service member who died in the explosion Thursday.