Taliban owns Afghanistan suicide attack

April 10th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin  

Kabul, April 10 (Xinhua) Taliban has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s suicide attack in southern Afghan city of Kandahar, which killed at least eight civilians. A caller who identified himself as Qari Yusuf Ahmadi and claimed to be a Taliban spokesman told Xinhua that a suicide bomber named Ahmadullah Khan from Kandahar city carried out the attack targeting NATO forces.

The attack injured 26 people and destroyed two vehicles, besides killing eight peole.

Sayed Aqa Saqib, police chief of Kandahar province, told Xinhua that the incident occurred in downtown city at around 10 a.m. (0530GMT) as a suicide attacker drove his car laden with explosives and blew it up close to a NATO convoy.

“Eight civilians including two children were killed and 26 people, including two policemen, were injured,” Saqib said, adding that over 14 shops alongside the street where the explosion took place were damaged.

He said there were no casualties on NATO troops.

Terror related violence has left some 400 people dead till date this year in the country. The Taliban has recently announced a spring offensive by intensifying their guerrilla activities on national army and foreign troops stationed in the country.

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