Two killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan

January 17, 2012 11:40 pm 

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jan. 17 — A suicide car bomb struck close to a military base in the eastern Afghan province of Nangahar on Tuesday, killing two people including the attacker and wounding two others, an official said.

"A suicide bomber set off his explosive-laden car next to a military base in Ghani Khil district in Nangarhar province at 02:30 p.m. local time Tuesday. As a result, one guard at the gate of the base was killed and two others sustained injuries," a spokesman of the provincial administration Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Xinhua.

The attacker was also killed in the blast, he added.

He blamed the attack on the enemies of peace, a reference to Taliban militants. However, Taliban fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comment. (PNA/Xinhua) RMA/hbc/utb

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