A suicide bomber blew himself up at a market in eastern Afghanistan, killing a civilian and wounding eight others, an official said today.
The bomber's target in the yesterday attack was an intelligence officer in Samkanai district of Paktia province, said Rohulla Samun, the spokesman for Paktia's governor.
He missed the target but killed one civilian and wounded eight others at Samkanai's market, Samun said.
Militants regularly launch suicide attacks against Afghan and foreign troops in the country. The majority of the victims in such attacks are civilians.