April 19, 2010

Donkey bomb kills 3 children in Kandahar

"A bomb strapped to the back of a donkey blew up in the centre of Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar yesterday, killing three children and wounding five people, officials said. The bomb struck close to a police post guarding the residence of a tribal chief and ally of President Hamid Karzai in an area of the city where several government buildings are located.
Zalmai Ayoubi, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said three nephews of the tribal chief, Fazluddin, were killed, while three pedestrians and two police guarding Fazluddin’s house were wounded. Afghan security forces cordoned off the area of the blast, a Reuters witness said."