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Woman suicide bomber hits Afghan government office

Last Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 13:37

Kabul: Afghan police say a female suicide bomber has blown herself up as she tried to attack a local government office in the capital of Kunar province.

The province is a hotbed of militancy in northeast Afghanistan along the Pakistan border.

Deputy provincial police chief, Abdul Sabor Allayar, says the guards outside the government`s intelligence office in Asad Abad became suspicious of the woman and started shooting, at which point she detonated her explosives.

There were no other casualties in Saturday`s attack.
Afghan and US-led coalition forces conducted operations earlier this month, killing more than 100 insurgents in an effort to curb violence in rugged areas of Kunar where the coalition and Afghan government have a light footprint.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 13:37

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