Saturday, November 01, 2014


Afghanistan

Suicide Bomber Kills Anti-Taliban Elder

A police officer stands guard near bloodstains on the ground at the site of the bomb blast in Ghazni Province.A police officer stands guard near bloodstains on the ground at the site of the bomb blast in Ghazni Province.
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A police officer stands guard near bloodstains on the ground at the site of the bomb blast in Ghazni Province.
A police officer stands guard near bloodstains on the ground at the site of the bomb blast in Ghazni Province.
A suicide bomber has killed an anti-Taliban village elder and at least three other people in Afghanistan's central Ghazni Province.

Police said Habibullah Khan was killed along with two bodyguards and a civilian bystander when a teenage attacker on foot detonated his explosives in a busy marketplace in the district of Muqur.

Other officials said at least seven people were killed and more than a dozen were injured.

Khan reportedly led a tribal militia against the Taliban in his district.

Taliban insurgents have carried out a campaign of assassinations of pro-government figures and warned Aghans to distance themselves from the government.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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