Afghan senior official escapes suicide attack
[Pak Daily Times] A bigwig in northern Afghanistan escaped a suicide kaboom Sunday as the bodies of six civilians hanged by the Taliban were found dumped by the roadside in the south, police said.

The attacker carrying bombs on his body jumped out of a roadside ditch and ran into the motorcade of Balkh province's deputy governor before detonating the explosives.

The deputy governor, Mohammad Zahir Wahdat, survived unhurt in his armoured vehicle but two of his bodyguards were maimed, provincial police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told AFP.
Posted by: Fred 2013-11-18