Afghanistan: bombs rock Khost

A car bomber tried to hit a government building in the Tani district of Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province March 3, but Afghan guards opened fire. A police officer was killed and five others, including an Afghan soldier, were wounded in the ensuing explosion. The attack came a day after a bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into the gates of another government building in the Yaqoubi district of Khost province. Four were killed in that attack—two NATO soldiers and two Afghan civilians—and 19 other people, including 15 soldiers, were wounded, officials said. Although the nationality of the NATO soldiers was not released, most of the troops in Khost are from the US. (AP, March 4)

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