Afghan official: suicide bomber kills 2 civilians in east


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that at least two civilians have been killed after a suicide bomber on a motorbike targeted a local tribal elder in eastern Nangarhar province.

Noor Ahmad Habibi, deputy spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar, said Saturday that 11 others were wounded in the attack, which took place in Jalalabad, the provincial capital.

Habibi says the bomber was targeting local tribal elder Hayatullah Khan, who escaped unhurt.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. The Taliban are known to be active in the province.

On Thursday, Taliban twin suicide bombers attacked a convoy of Afghan police cadets outside the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 37 people — mostly policemen — and wounding 40 others.

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