Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Woman in burqa and two accomplices kill 10 in suicide attack in Afghanistan following police chase in rush hour

A suicide bomber led police on a chase in the middle of rush-hour traffic before blowing the vehicle up outside a government building in Afghanistan this morning.

The blast outside a government office, in Herat province, has killed at least 10 people and wounded nearly 30 others.

The explosion seemed aimed at killing people waiting at the gate of a district headquarters building, as people were waiting to go inside to see government officials about various business matters.

Two men and a woman wearing a burqa were found dead inside the vehicle, but officials could not say which of the three occupants detonated the explosives.

Raouf Ahmedi, a spokesman for the police commander of the western region of Afghanistan, said police in the area had received a tip that the black four-wheel-drive vehicle was loaded with explosives. Read More