Failed suicide attack on Afghan governor kills 2

AP News
Posted: Jun 21, 2011 5:54 AM
Failed suicide attack on Afghan governor kills 2

Authorities say a suicide bombing targeting a governor in northern Afghanistan has killed two people, including a 14-year-old girl.

The bomber detonated a suicide vest Tuesday morning outside the office of Parwan provincial Gov. Abdul Basir Salangi as his car passed. Salangi was not injured in the attack.

The Interior Ministry said two died in the attack and two were wounded. Dr. Abdul Khalil Farhangi of the provincial hospital says a 14-year-old girl walking by at the time of the attack was killed.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message to The Associated Press.

Meanwhile, NATO says two international service members died late Monday during insurgent attacks in eastern Afghanistan. Forty-two coalition soldiers have died so far this month.