06 Jun '12, 3pm

Taliban killed 21 Afghans in double suicide attack

The Taliban killed 21 Afghan civilians and wounded more than 50 in a double suicide attack near one of NATO's largest military bases in the country. Kandahar's chief of place blamed "the agents of Punjab," or the Taliban, for the attack. The first suicide bomber detonated a motorcycle packed with explosives at a bazaar near Kandahar International Airport, according to Pajhwok Afghan News . The second suicide bomber, who also used a motorcycle laden with explosives, detonated his bomb outside of an Afghan National Army headquarters in the same bazaar, the news agency reported. The second suicide bomber targeted Afghans who were conducting rescue operations for the first attack. Kandahar's Chief of Police, Brigadier General Abdul Raziq, who has been the target of several suicide attacks , blamed the attack on the Taliban. "The agents of Punjab (a euphemism for Taliban) have ...

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