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At Least 10 Killed In Afghan Suicide Bombing

Kunar suicide attack on February 27.
Kunar suicide attack on February 27.

At least 10 people have been killed, including an Afghan militia commander, in a suicide attack near the Afghan border with Pakistan.

The provincial governor said most of the victims of the February 27 bombing in Kunar Province were "civilians and children."

Wahidullah Kalimzai said the bomber rode up on a motorcycle to the government compound in the town of Asadabad and blew himself up.

At least another 40 people were also wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the apparent target of the attack, a tribal elder and militia commander named Haji Khan Jan, was among the dead.

He had been closely involved in a number of operations against the Taliban in his district last year.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters