Suicide car bomb rocks Khost in E. Afghanistan

10:15, October 31, 2010      

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A suicide car bomb apparently targeted security forces in Tanai district of eastern Khost province Saturday, casualties feared, district governor Daulat Khan Qayumi said.

"The blast occurred around 4:30 p.m. local time when a convoy of foreign troops was passing the area," Qayumi told Xinhua.

He also said that a vehicle was slightly damaged in the blast.

However, he did not reveal further information, saying NATO-led forces may release a statement in this regard.

The attack took place just hours after NATO-led troops stormed Taliban positions in Bermal district of the neighboring Paktika province in the wee hours of Saturday, leaving 30 insurgents dead, according to NATO-led forces statement.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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