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9 civilians injured in Khost suicide car blast

9 civilians injured in Khost suicide car blast

May 14, 2011 - 19:46

KHOSTCITY (PANinfo-icon): Nine civilians were wounded when a suicide attacker ploughed his explosive-laden car into a convoy of NATOinfo-icon-led soldiers in the southeastern province of Khost on Saturday, an official said.

The suicide bombing took place near a police checkpoint in Yaqubi area of Sabari district in the afternoon, police chief, Col. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attacker crashed his car into the convoy of foreign soldiers and as a result, Ishaqzai said, nine civilians were injured.

Policemen manning the checkpoint stayed unhurt, he said, but had no information about casualties among foreign troops.

"The blast knocked me unconscious and when I came to my senses, I saw all my family members in hospital with injuries," Wazir, a wounded civilian, who was travelling in a car with his family, including five children and his wife, when the blast occurred.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claiming responsibility for the suicide car blast said the attack killed 13 Afghan and foreign soldiers and wounded several others.


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