Seven dead, 41 injured from Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Afghan policemen investigate the site of a suicide bomb explosion in Kandahar province. — AP/File

KANDAHAR: A truck bomb set off by a Taliban suicide attacker targeting senior provincial officials killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

The bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand, Deputy Provincial Governor Mohammad Jan Rasolyar told AFP.

All three survived, but “seven civilian were killed and 41 were wounded in the attack,” he said.

“The attack was targeted at a gathering of senior government officials, civil society members and journalists in a hall for a seminar on human trafficking and kidnapping,” he said…

  • winniec

    How can the Taliban ever be admitted to share power and on what basis?
    These terrorists are only fit to be arrested, tried and sentenced.

    • They are moderate Islam.

    • Their in-fighting ALSO make them unstable and will likely be the only reason on which a decision not to give them power is based.

  • Ho Hum

    OFF TOPIC: I am seeing reports that Gunmen stormed a bar in Sweden and at least 2 people have been killed but the death toll could rise as many were badly injured. No indication if the religion of peace was behind the attack but I cannot imagine who else would do such a thing

    • Yup posted. May be gang stuff.

      • Ho Hum

        Time will tell. Police are saying “it could be gang related” but they haven’t even captured the assailants. If it is truly gang related why would they randomly shoot up a bar with a high powered automatic weapon? It doesn’t sound gang related but time will tell.

  • eMan14

    I can’t think of one reason why anyone would want to go to Afghanistan.