Suicide bomb attack kills three in Afghanistan

April 17th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, April 17 (Xinhua) Three people were killed and three others injured Friday in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan’s western Nimroz province, an official said.
Two militants, with explosives strapped to their bodies, wanted to target the Afghan minister for refugees. The police shot dead one of the militants but the other one blew himself up.

The victims of the attack are all civilians, provincial governor Ghulam Dastgir Azad said.

The Afghan minister was touring the province at the time of the attack, but it was not immediately known whether the minister was present at the blast site.

This was the second suicide attack in Afghanistan Friday. Earlier a suicide car bomb attack in northern Balkh province injured two soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

The Taliban militants have vowed to intensify attacks on security forces this year in Afghanistan.

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