Bomber hits Karzai's brother's memorial

2011-07-14 10:11

Kabul - A suicide attacker struck a memorial service being held in a mosque for the assassinated half-brother of Afghanistan's president in the restive southern city of Kandahar on Thursday, officials said.

Interior ministry spokesperson Siddiq Siddiqi confirmed there had been a suicide bombing and that there were casualties, but said there was no further information as yet.

"According to our information it was a suicide attack," Siddiqi said.

A member of Kandahar provincial council who was attending the prayers being held in memory of the president's brother Ahmed Wali Karzai said: "It was a suicide bombing. It was inside the mosque. I saw one dead and four injured in there. The service was about to end when it happened."

  • Wayne - 2011-07-14 13:12

    So just a normal day in other words...

      Rudi Kay - 2011-07-14 13:14

      Absolutely! And the more thyey blow themselves up, the faster we should arrive at the end of suicide bombings. They must run out of "volunteers" sometime, surely??

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