Afghan police: Suicide bomber misses NATO, kills 5

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a suicide car bomber has killed five civilians and wounded another 25 in a botched attempt to hit a convoy of NATO supply trucks in eastern Afghanistan.

Gen. Faziluddin Ayar, who is responsible for the east, says the bomber missed the convoy, which suffered no damage. The attack took place Friday in the Tagab district of eastern Kapisa province.

The Ministry of Interior says in a statement that the bomber instead rammed into a residential home, killing those inside. It says four of the dead were from the same family.

The Taliban claimed responsibility in a text message sent to news media.
Associated Press
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188326231 - local8now.com/a?a=188326231
Gray Television, Inc.