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Suicide bomber in burqa kills 15 people in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber wearing a burqa killed 15 people and wounded 22 others in a crowded market in southwestern Afghanistan.

world Updated: May 15, 2008 12:49 IST

AP
Hindustantimes
         

An official says a suicide bomber wearing a burqa killed 15 people and wounded 22 others in a crowded market in southwestern Afghanistan.

Farah province official Younus Rasoul said the bomber struck in Dilaram district on Thursday. The dead included three policemen and 12 civilians.

Afghanistan is battling a raging Taliban-led insurgency.

At least 1,200 people - mostly militants - have died in insurgency-related violence in 2008, according to a tally compiled by The Associated Press. The UN says more than 8,000 people, most of them militants, died in insurgency-related violence in 2007.