10 die in Afghanistan airport suicide blast

February 27th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and a dozen injured Monday when a suicide bomber blew up his car packed with explosives near the airport in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, police said.

“A suicide bomber blew his explosive-laden vehicle near the gate of Jalalabad city airport this morning. Ten people, including the suicide bomber, were killed and 12 others were injured,” provincial police chief, Abdullah Stanekzai, told Xinhua.

Jalalabad is the provincial capital of eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.

He said five civilians, two army soldiers and two local security guards were among the dead.

Two American and six Afghan soldiers were among the injured, said the police chief.

Several cars were damaged in the blast that occurred at around 7 a.m.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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