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Suicide attacks in Afghanistan kill at least 46

08-15-2012 04:45 BJT

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Suicide attacks involving as many as 14 bombers have killed at least 46 people in Afghanistan.

Police say suicide bombers launched multiple attacks in Nimroz province in southwestern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing at least 25 civilians and 11 police. Most of those who died were out shopping for food to break the daily fast of Ramadan.

Three men wearing suicide vests detonated their explosives in different neighborhoods. Not all of the attackers were able to set off their bombs. Police killed or captured several of them. Also on Tuesday, a motorcycle bomb attack outside a crowded bazaar in Kunduz province, in northern Afghanistan, killed at least 10 people, including five children, and wounded at least 25 others.

The attacks came during a campaign by Taliban insurgents and their allies to step up attacks as international troops hand over security responsibility to Afghan forces. There is no report yet on who carried out these blasts.


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