Saturday, January 29, 2011

Suicide bomber kills deputy governor in Afghanistan

What a mess the Muslim world is.

The Los Angeles Times
A motorcycle-borne suicide bomber killed the deputy governor of strategic Kandahar province Saturday, raising fears that insurgents were reigniting a campaign of assassinations of public servants that terrorized the south's main urban hub for much of last year.

The attack, which killed Abdul Latif Ashna and injured three of his bodyguards as he was driving to work in Kandahar city, was the highest-profile strike of its kind in months. A wave of political assassinations in and around Kandahar had spiked in the spring and summer of 2010, but subsided in recent months as NATO and Afghan forces consolidated their grip on several key districts surrounding the city.

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