2 Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bomb Attack
[VOA News] Afghan officials say a suicide car boomer has attacked government offices in eastern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding at least 70, including several NATO
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Authorities say the Friday morning blast took place in Maidan Shar, the capital of restive Wardak province.
An ISAF front man said the kaboom took place near the Wardak provincial governor's compound and that several coalition service members received minor injuries.
"So we can confirm that this morning in Maidan Shar district in Wardak province, an unidentified kaboom near the Wardak provincial governor's compound caused minor injury to several coalition service members, and possibly more serious injuries to an unidentified number of local civilians," said front man Charlie Stadtlander. "We're still assessing the situation and will release more information as appropriate."
The Taliban has grabbed credit for the attack, saying it was in response to the executions this week of four Taliban detainees at the Pul-e-Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul.
The four Taliban members were among a total of 14 executed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Those put to death were convicted of crimes, including murder and rape.
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