Twin Suicide Attacks Kill 12 in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in central Afghanistan say two suicide bombers have killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 near a NATO base.

A spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor say the attacks took place Saturday morning in the province's Sayed Abad district.

Authorities say the first bombing was carried out by a militant on foot, followed by a blast from a bomber in a truck.

Officials say the dead include civilians and Afghan police. They say no international coalition service members were killed in the attacks.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a separate incident, NATO says two U.S. service members died Saturday in an insurgent attack in Ghazni province.