A suicide bomber killed at least 20 and wounded dozens more on Tuesday in a targeted attack against an Afghan government official at a funeral near the Pakistani boarder. It was one of the bloodiest assaults of the year.
District governor Hamisha Gul, who was the target of the bombing, was wounded, though his sons were reportedly killed in the attack. No one has claimed responsibility yet, but the Taliban have often targeted Afghani officials in their effort to bring down the country’s Western-backed government.
The attack comes just weeks after a group of suicide bombers killed at least 30 people in the year’s deadliest assault.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012