South Asia News
Three police, Afghan child killed in a bomb blast
Oct 14, 2011, 19:19 GMT
Kandahar, Afghanistan - Three Afghan border police officers and one child were killed Friday in a car bombing in volatile southern Afghanistan, an official said.
An Afghan border police post was targeted in the bombing in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province Friday evening, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor said.
Three other police and two civilians were injured in the explosion and had been taken to a district hospital, a statement said.
The governor's office condemned the attack.
Meanwhile two foreign soldiers were killed in two separate incidents on Friday, the NATO-led coalition said in a statement.
One soldier died during an operation, while another died following a roadside bomb blast.
Both incidents took place in eastern Afghanistan. The coalition did not say where the soldiers were from. More than 130,000 international soldiers are currently fighting the decade-long Taliban insurgency following the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan.