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Suicide bomber kills five people in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up at an army checkpoint, killing five people and wounding four.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 14:22 IST

A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up at an army checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, killing five people and wounding four, police said on Thursday.

The blast occurred in eastern Khost provinceon Wednesdayas soldiers were checking the assailant's vehicle, said Mohammed Ayub, the regional police chief.

The attacker was sitting in the back-seat of the vehicle and detonated explosives hidden under a woman's all-encompassing burqa shroud when soldiers asked to see his ID, the police chief said.