27 killed in two attacks in eastern Afghanistan
At least 24 Afghan civilians and three foreign soldiers were killed and dozens wounded Wednesday in two separate bombings in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, dpa reported.
Fourteen civilians and two police officials were killed and 37 wounded when a suicide bomber targeted NATO forces, the Interior Ministry said.
"A bomber on a motorbike detonated his explosives next to the patrol of foreign soldiers in the Spin Jomat area of Khost city," said spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi.
The United States embassy in Kabul said three foreign soldiers and one Afghan interpreter were also killed in the attack.
"The attack occurred at noon (0730 GMT) in a crowded bazaar in the centre of Khost city, when the bomber targeted the foreign troops' convoy," Sardar Mohammad Zazai, the provincial police chief, told dpa.
President Hamid Karzai condemned the Khost attack, and said these incidents were "carried out by those slaves who are assigned by their foreign employers to kill Afghans and destabilize Afghanistan."
Meanwhile, eight civilians were killed and two wounded in a roadside bombing in Baraki Barak district, Logar province, the Interior Ministry said.