22 killed in Suicide Attacks in Afghanistan

Suicide attacks on government facilities in western and southern Afghanistan Tuesday killed at least 22 people and wounded 23 others, authorities said.

Many of the dead were police officers.

The first attack took place outside the administrator’s office in the Guzara district of western Herat province when a pair of suicide bombers in an SUV tried to enter the compound, according Saeed Agha Saqib, the provincial police chief.

The bombers detonated their explosives when security forces wouldn’t let him through.

The blast killed 14 people, including three police officers, and wounded 22 others, Saqib said.

In southern Helmand province, a trio of suicide bombers attacked the office of the police chief of Musa Qala district, according to Dawood Ahmadi, a spokesman for Helmand’s governor.

Two of the bombers were able to blow themselves up. The third was killed by police.

The attacked wounded the police chief and killed eight police officers, Ahmadi said, according to CNN.

 

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