Afghan provincial intel chief targeted in bombing
Insurgents have been waging a campaign of assassinations against Afghan officials.
Kabul: A suicide bomber on foot targeted the convoy of a northern Afghanistan provincial intelligence chief on Monday in an attack that killed a young boy, officials said.
The bomber struck the convoy of General Sayed Ahmad Sadat at 8:30 am as he was driving by on his way to work in Maimanah, capital of Faryab province, the local deputy governor Abdul Satar Barez said.
Barez said a bystander, a young boy roughly three years old, was killed while Sadat and four of his bodyguards were wounded.
Faryab is in a relatively peaceful area of Afghanistan, where a US-led coalition is battling the Taliban and affiliated insurgents.
Insurgents have been waging a campaign of assassinations against Afghan officials and others aligned with the government and the US-led coalition.