Friday, February 18, 2011

Suicide attack in east Afghanistan kills nine

It has been awhile but the Taliban is back, carrying on with their mission of eradicating the scourge of Afghanistan known as Innocent people.

What a Bunch of nice Guys.

(Reuters) - A suicide car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan on Friday killed at least nine people and injured dozens, health and police officials said.

Most of the dead were civilians, among them three women, said Abdul Hakim Esaaqzai, chief of police for Khost province. Health official Amir Badshah said 30 people had been wounded and many taken to hospitals.

The attack targeted a checkpoint at the start of the main road to neighboring Paktia province. Police at the checkpoint identified the attacker as a suicide bomber and shot at him, but not in time to prevent the detonation, Esaaqzai said.

At least one policeman was killed in the blast.

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