Suicide car bombing kills 3, wounds 4 in S. AfghanistanNovember 21st, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 21 (Xinhua) A suicide car bombing targeting a base of the Afghan National Army (ANA) killed three civilians and wounded four soldiers in the southern Afghan province of Zabul Friday.”The bombing occurred at around 1.30 p.m. (0900 GMT) when the suicide bomber drove a truck laden with explosives and blew up the vehicle at the gate of the Afghan military base in Shah Joy district, leaving three civilians dead and four ANA soldiers wounded,” deputy governor Ghulab Shah Alikhi said.
“Those three dead were logistic employees for the base,” he added.
Meanwhile, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, the purported Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming that 24 soldiers were killed and more than 17 injured.
Spiralling conflicts and insurgency have claimed the lives of over 5,000 people - more than 1,500 of them civilians - till date this year in the country.