Suicide bomber kills 20 in Afghanistan
KABUL - January 14, 2010 -- NATO says the death toll from a suicide bombing in a busy market district in central Afghanistan has risen to 20.
A district police chief says the attacker apparently was targeting a regular meeting of NATO and local officials and tribal elders that was happening near the blast.
Omar Khan says he was at the meeting when the blast occurred but the building was heavily guarded and it would have been hard for the bomber to enter. NATO spokesman Lt. Nico Melendez in Kabul says he had no indication of a NATO connection to the blast.
Thursday's attack occurred in the town of Dihrawud, in Uruzgan province, as the area was packed with shoppers and vendors gathered for the weekly bazaar.
Police say three children were among the dead.
- 3 children rescued from Southwest Phila. house fire
- Windy And Cool
- WATCH: Action News Online
- WATCH ABC is available in Philadelphia!
- Philadelphia man arrested for firing shots at police
- Fire forces evacuation of N. Phila. high-rise apt.
- Police investigate 2 robberies in Montgomery Co.
- Cold start to 1st summer after Sandy at Jersey Shore
- Angel Flight crashes in NY, 2 killed, 1 missing
- No quick fix for downed bridge on holiday weekend
- Police seek suspect in Olney sex assault
- Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools
- 4 men sought in West Philadelphia armed robbery
- Police: Woman who hit teen was DUI, reading text
More 6abc.com resources
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed VideoMost Viewed Photos