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.Updated: May 15, 2008, 12:49 IST
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.