Bombs kill 10 Afghans at dog fight
Two bomb explosions tore through a crowd of villagers watching a dog fight in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Sunday, killing 10 people, officials said.world Updated: Feb 28, 2011 00:33 IST
Two bomb explosions tore through a crowd of villagers watching a dog fight in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Sunday, killing 10 people, officials said.
The double bombing in Arghandab district targeted villagers and a police vehicle, killing eight civilians and two police, Afghan interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary told AFP.
The violence follows a deadly Taliban-led campaign of blasts and suicide attacks that have rocked Afghanistan this month and killed more than 100 people, mostly civilians.
"There have been two bomb blasts, one at the middle of a gathering and the other on the side of the road nearby. Eight civilians have been killed, two cops have been killed," the spokesman said.
He said a dozen civilians and five police were wounded.
Shah Mohammad, the district chief of Arghandab, said the attack was aimed at villagers watching a dog fight. "People had gathered to watch dog fighting. Two explosions, from planted bombs, happened. Eight people, all civilians, have been killed," he told AFP.
An AFP reporter at the site saw human flesh scattered across the area and several barking dogs leashed to nearby electricity poles.