Bomber kills shopkeeper and child in Afghanistan
Monday 22 August 2011
Two people were killed today when a bomb hidden in a scrap metal shop blew up in a market in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
The early-morning blast in the town of Gereshk in Helmand province killed the shopkeeper and a child sitting in a car parked outside the store, said deputy provincial police chief Kamaluddin Sherzad.
Four other people were injured in the explosion.
The attack is the second in as many days in Gereshk.
Yesterday, gunmen killed community council member Jan Mohammad Khan in the town's market, the Helmand governor's office said in a statement.
On the outskirts of the nearby provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, police killed a Taliban deputy commander yesterday, the governor's office said.
Lashkar Gah is one of the first seven areas of the country where Afghan authorities have taken over control of security from international forces.
The city is still frequently targeted by insurgents and the areas around Lashkar Gah remain dangerous.
- 1 Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Frank Lampard equalises for Manchester City against Chelsea: how the internet reacted
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Jennifer Lawrence leaked 4Chan sex video branded 'fake' by forum users
Britain First picture: Photographer 'horrified' after first Afghan policewoman killed by Taliban used for 'ban the burka' campaign
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Service Delivery Manager Kingston Up...
£90 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Hull: Year 3 Primary Teacher in HullA f...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Hull: The JobRandstad are currently in need of ...
£90 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Hull: Randstad Education is the UK mark...