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Afghan Governor Survives Assassination Attempt


http://gdb.rferl.org/707EB6B8-B34E-4393-971A-978FDE88E9D5_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/707EB6B8-B34E-4393-971A-978FDE88E9D5_mw800_mh600.jpg Gulab Mangal, governor of Laghman Province (file photo) (epa) October 14, 2006 -- Gulab Mangal, the governor of the eastern Afghan province of Laghman, has survived an assassination attempt.


One person was killed when in when a bomb struck the first vehicle of the governor's convoy. Mangal was in the second vehicle.


Elsewhere, six Afghan police officers died after a roadside bomb hit their convoy on October 13 in eastern Afghanistan.


(AFP)

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