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Bombings Kill At Least 15 Afghan Civilians


An Afghan National Army soldier inspects the wreckage of vehicles at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a NATO convoy in Jalalabad on April 10.

An Afghan National Army soldier inspects the wreckage of vehicles at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a NATO convoy in Jalalabad on April 10.

At least 15 Afghan civilians have been killed in two separate attacks in the country’s east.

Officials in Ghazni Province said a roadside bomb hit a minivan on April 10, killing at least 12 civilians onboard.

In Nangarhar Province, a suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy, killing at least three civilians and wounding four others. The attack took place near a U.S. military base not far from the airport in Jalalabad, the provincial capital.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the convoy attack, which comes a day after four Taliban militants stormed a court complex in the northern city of Mazar-i Sharif. Security forces besieged the compound for six hours. Ten other people were reported killed, including five security officers, and dozens were injured.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and Reuters

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, dpa, and Reuters
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