Suicide bomber kills Afghan tribal elder

AP News
Posted: Apr 11, 2014 10:31 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has killed a pro-government tribal elder and wounded three civilians in eastern Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the governor of Paktiya province, where the attack occurred, said the bomber detonated his explosives in front of the tribal elder Gul Babri.

Spokesman Mokhlis Afghan says Friday's attack occurred about 2 p.m. in the market of the Jani Khil district.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes after last week's presidential election. The Taliban and other insurgents frequently target government officials and their allies in a bid to undermine efforts to forge stability in the country as U.S.-led combat forces prepare to withdraw by the end of the year.