Afghanistan suicide blast kills 28

Interior Ministry spokesman describes the attack as "a disaster".

Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 15:28 PM IST

Kunduz: A suicide attacker killed 28 people and wounded 32 others on Monday when he blew himself up in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, Interior Ministry spokesman Zemerai Bashary said.

Bashary said all of the victims were civilians, describing the attack as "a disaster".

Abdul Rehman Sayedkhaili, the provincial police chief, earlier put the toll at 26 dead and 36 wounded.

According to reports, the suicide bomber struck as people queued to collect identification cards.
The attack comes a day after at least 18 people were killed in an attack on a bank in the Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Bureau Report