Taliban-linked activities kill 12, wound 11 in Afghanistan

21:57, November 03, 2010      

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By Farid Behbud

Taliban-linked militancy in Afghanistan left 12 persons including five insurgents dead and injured 11 others on a single day on Wednesday.

In the latest waves of violent attacks, the militants carried out a suicide car bombing in the eastern Khost province leaving two Afghan soldiers dead and wounding 10 others, an army officer confirmed.

The blast occurred at around 01:00 p.m. local time when a suicide bomber blew his explosive-laden car up near an Afghan army checkpoint in Sabari district, Khost province, killing two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and injuring 10 others, Mohammad Israr, an army officer in Khost province said.

"In the suicide car bombing against the Afghan army today in Sabari district, two ANA soldiers were martyred and 10 others sustained injuries," Israr told Xinhua.

The attacker was also killed in the blast, said the officer.

Also on the same day Wednesday, a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants struck a vehicle in Khost's neighboring Paktia province injuring the district chief of Syed Karam and killing his bodyguard, the police said.


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