Suicide attackers kill over 50 in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug.15 (ANI): In one of the bloodiest days in Afghanistan's history, suicide attackers, using a remotely-controlled bomb, killed over 50 people across Afghanistan on Wednesday.
The bloodshed came as Afghanistan prepared to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with many of the dead shopping in bazaars for Eid celebrations, police and local government officials said.
Of the 50 deaths, 36 were killed in Afghanistan's southwestern Nimroz province, which lies on the border with Iran.
Ten people were killed in the northern province of Kunduz, after a bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded in the market of Archi district near the border with Tajikistan.
A district governor and four security personnel were killed in an ambush in Badakhshan capital Faizabad.
Taliban insurgents were blamed for the attacks.
The attack on Zaranj city, capital of Nimroz, was the biggest in recent memory in the relatively peaceful province and one of the deadliest anywhere in the war-torn country this year.
At least 66 people were injured. Three suicide attackers out of an original group of 11 blew themselves up in separate areas of the city, one outside a hospital, police said.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai condemned the "terrorist" attacks in Zaranj city, saying: "Attacks on Muslims while they are fasting are a sign of enmity with Islam." (ANI)
Read More: Afghanistan | Recent Socio- Political and Economical developments in Afghanistan | Iran | Tajikistan | Faizabad | Aligarh Muslim University | Faizabad Cantt | Faizabad City | Faizabad Ho | Faizabad Kutchery | Faizabad Rs | Hamid Pur | Islam Nagar | Muslim Street | K.m.hospital | S.d.hospital | Chirai Muslim Edbo | B.s.city R.s. | B.s.city Plant | Chak Hamid
Salman's advice has been invaluable for Katrina!
May 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Don't follow fashion trends blindly, says Deepika!
May 19, 2013 at 8:25 AM
MONEY SPINNING IPL SHOULD BE BANNED - PASWAN
May 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM