A suicide bomber attacked a border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Friday, killing two people including a senior Afghan police commander near a customs gate, officials said.
The attacker crossed from Chaman in Pakistan to Spin Boldak on the Afghan side where he blew himself up, the Afghan officials said.
“A suicide bomber wearing a vest of explosives crossed the border into Kandahar’s Spin Boldak district this morning and blew himself up, killing two,” Javed Faisal, spokesman for the Kandahar governor, told AFP.
“A top border police commander and a civilian were killed, and eight others, including two border police and civilians were wounded,” he added.
Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq confirmed the attack. Pakistani officials gave no immediate comment.
In recent weeks, Taliban insurgents have accelerated their campaign of suicide attacks and roadside bombs against Afghan officials and Afghan and US-led Nato troops.
On Monday, a Taliban suicide attack killed nine people in Kabul including four Nepalese, one Briton and a Romanian.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2013.
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