Kandahar suicide blast kills 14

A suicide attack outside a police station in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday night killed at least 14 people, officials said.

Kandahar suicide blast kills 14

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bomb blast outside the police headquarters in Kandahar, Reuters reported.

Yousuf Stanizai, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said there were 14 dead and 12 wounded. Seven of those killed were police officers, and the others were civilians, he said.

Some of the wounded were in critical condition.

The bomber tried to enter the police compound on a motorcycle, but was stopped for a search. That's when he detonated his explosives.

Also on Tuesday, a bomb hidden on a bicycle exploded in Spin Boldak, near the Pakistani border. Three people were wounded, police said.

Suicide attacks have become more frequent in Afghanistan in recent months. One last month killed Canadian diplomat Glyn Berry and wounded three Canadian soldiers.

The Afghan government blames Taliban and al-Qaeda militants.

NATO is preparing to expand its operations in the volatile southern provinces of Afghanistan. Canada is increasing its presence there as part of those NATO plans.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16