Bomb kills 3 tribal elders in western Afghanistan

The bomb ripped through the station wagon which the three men were driving.

Kabul: An Afghan government official says a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan has killed three tribal elders who were on their way to a meeting with other tribal representatives.
Farah province`s deputy provincial governor says Sunday morning`s bomb ripped through the station wagon the men were driving through Balak Buluk district. All three were immediately killed.
The official, Yonus Rasouli, says many in the area knew of the planned meeting and that the elders were probably directly targeted. Rasouli did not give any reason they would have been singled out for attack.

Tribal elders regularly hold such meetings to discuss local issues. It was unclear if there was anything particular about Sunday`s meeting that would have made its participants a target.

Bureau Report

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