Twelve killed in Afghan suicide bombing

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sat, Sep 01, 2012 22:20 hrs

Kabul: At least 12 people were killed and 59 injured in central Afghanistan Saturday when two suicide bombers struck a US-Afghan military base, according to the Pajhwok news agency.

One bomber attacked the base in the Sayed Abad district on foot and then another detonated a truck, said provincial governor's spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Doctors said eight civilians and four police were killed.

A total of Eighty seven Taliban insurgents have been killed in operations in different Afghan provinces, the Afghan Interior Ministry said Saturday.




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