Suicide bombers kill 19 in Afghanistan

It isn't so much that 19 people were killed and 35 injured in these attacks. It's where the attacks were carried out. Reuters: Suicide bombers armed with guns killed at least 19 people and wounded another 35 when they attacked government buildings in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province Thursday, public health officials said. The attack was the deadliest in the south in nearly six months, and comes shortly after the killing of a string of powerful regional leaders, including a former governor of Uruzgan who was gunned down in his home in Kabul this month. Up to six suicide bombers stormed the provincial governor's compound and the police chief's compound in Tirin Kot, capital of Uruzgan, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. Three bombers had detonated their explosives and police were engaged in a gun battle with the remaining attackers, he added. Uruzgan is a largely rural and mountainous province north of Kandahar, to which it has many cultural and tribal links, and...(Read Full Post)