Suicide attacks hit Afghan province

At least nine people killed in bombings in country's southern Helmand province.

    "Both suicide attackers were on foot. I managed to survive the attack."

    'Enemies of Afghanistan'

    Zemarai Bashary, an interior ministry spokesman, said seventeen other people, including soldiers and civilians, were injured in the bombings.

    He blamed the attacks on "the enemies of Afghanistan's people, the terrorists". The term is commonly used by Afghan officials to refer to Taliban fighters.
      
    "This was a most cowardly attack by the enemies of the people and we strongly condemn it," Bashary said.  
      
    There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack was similar to scores of other attacks carried out by Taliban fighters.
      
    Taliban fighters are particularly active in Helmand and make frequent use of suicide attacks in their campaign against the government and its allies.

    Tens of thousands of foreign military forces are stationed in Afghanistan under Nato and a US-led coalition.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.