Central & South Asia
Afghan suicide bomber hits border
Nato forces were unhurt as the attacker struck the Pakistan-Afghan border crossing.
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2007 10:46 GMT
No NATO troops were harmed in the suicide attack on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border [AFP]

A bomber has blown himself up in an attack on a convoy of Nato troops in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah killing four people, police said.
"Three civilians were killed on the spot. Six injured were brought to hospital on the Pakistan side and a 14-year-old injured Afghan boy died there," General Mohammad Raziq said on Tuesday.
The attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body in the middle of a group of people waiting to be searched by police at the busy Spin Boldak border crossing, a border police force commander said.
There were no casualties among Nato troops, but one of their vehicles was slightly damaged, Mohammad Isa Iftikhar, the deputy police chief of Helmand, said. Lashkar Gah is the capital of Helmand.
"Two labourers working in the area were wounded," Iftikhari said.
Lietenant Colonel Angela Billings, a Nato spokeswoman, said she was aware of an "incident" in Lashkar Gah but did not have details.
Helmand is one of the strongholds of the Taliban in southern Afghanistan and known as the centre of Afghan drug trade.
Nato forces last week launched their biggest operation so far against the Taliban and drug dealers in southern Afghanistan.
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