24 killed in suicide blast in south Afghanistan
Twenty civilians and four police officers were killed Sunday in a suicide attack on a market in the southern Afghanistan province of Uruzgan, police said, dpa reported.
Some 40 people, most of them children, were wounded when the bomber bomber blew himself up in a bazaar in the Deh Rawud district of Uruzgan, provincial police chief Jumal Gul Hemat told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
The incident came a day after a teenager blew himself up near an Afghan National Army (ANA) camp in the southern province of Helmand, killing two soldiers and a child.
"The boy approached an ANA camp in the Marjah district. On being searched by an ANA soldier he was found to be wearing a suicide vest, and the vest detonated shortly afterwards, killing the boy and two ANA soldiers," said a statement by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
"One Afghan National Police officer, one local man and two other children were also injured. One of these children later died from their injuries," the statement added.
The remaining injured were given medical treatment and were in a stable condition, ISAF said.