Suicide Car Bomber Strikes Afghan City, Kills 1


Salon Staff
February 20, 2012 12:09PM (UTC)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a police station in southern Afghanistan's largest city on Monday, killing one police officer in the blast, officials said.

The attacker drove a Toyota Corolla up to the checkpoint outside of the police station in Kandahar and detonated his explosives, said the city's police chief, Abdul Raziq.

Advertisement:

Four people were wounded in the explosion — two police officers and two civilians, he added.

Gunfire could be heard immediately following the blast, but Raziq said the shots came from the police.

A civilian compound nearby was also destroyed, according to a statement from the Kandahar government's media office.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff



Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •