Suicide bombing kills 3, wounds 3 in W. Afghanistan

Other News Materials 17 April 2009 17:05 (UTC +04:00)

A suicide bomber blew himself up in Nimroz province west of Afghanistan on Friday, killing three persons and injuring three others, all of them civilians, provincial governor Ghulam Dastgir Azad said. "Two terrorists tied explosive device in their bodies wanted to target minister for Refugees Affairs in provincial capital Zaranj but police shot one of them dead while other blew himself up, killing three civilians," Azad told Xinhua.

Three more civilians were injured, he added.
The minister for Refugees Affairs who is touring Nimroz is safe and there were no casualties on police, he further said.

This is the second suicide attack in Afghanistan in a single day on Friday. The previous suicide car bomb attack in the northern Balkh province wounded two soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

Taliban militants have vowed to intensify their activities mostly in the shape of suicide attacks and roadside bombing this year in Afghanistan.