TWITTERAFGHANISTAN ATTACK: At least 18 people were killed on the first day of Ramadan
The suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in the eastern city of Khost, Afghanistan, earlier today, an Interior Ministry official said.And the horrific explosion came on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesman said the target of the bomber was a group of guards providing security for US forces, but most the victims were civilians.
TWITTERCAR BOMB EXPLOSION: The explosion happened in the eastern city of Khost
TWITTERRAMADAN: The suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces
“A suicide car bomb in Khost province has killed 18 people and wounded six others, including two children”
No group has claimed responsibility for the atrocity but Taliban insurgents have increased their attacks against Afghan security forces.
The attack – which took place on a road between a bus station and the provincial football stadium – damaged or destroyed about a dozen shops and several vehicles.
Mr Danish said: ”A suicide car bomb in Khost province has killed 18 people and wounded six others, including two children.”