Six police injured by suicide bomber in northern Afghanistan
A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a tribal elder's house in northern Afghanistan Monday morning and injured half a dozen police, an official said, dpa reported.
"Six policemen were injured in the blast but Mullah Alam is safe," Baghlan province governor Mushi Abdul Majid said.
He said two other suicide bombers were rumored to be in the area.
Alam is a member of the upcoming traditional Loya Jirga grand assembly which is set to decide on strategic partnership with the United States and pursuing talks with Taliban.
Taliban insurgents have threatened to kill anyone participating in the assembly later this month. They have also condemned the planned US-Afghan strategic partnership, saying it hurts Afghan sovereignty.
On Sunday, a police official and seven civilians were killed by a suicide bomber outside a mosque in the same province.
A district police chief was also killed in the southern province of Helmand.
"Saifullah Khan, the police chief of Garamsher district, was killed along with his two bodyguards when the vehicle he was travelling in hit a roadside bomb late last night," an officer at the police headquarters said Monday.
"Khan was heading an operation to arrest a group of Taliban in the district when the attack occurred," he said. dpa ms hak sb tlo Author: Subel Bhandari