25 Jun '11, 8am

30 die in Afghan hospital car bomb attack

30 die in Afghan hospital car bomb attack

PULI ALAM, Afghanistan - A suicide car bombing on a hospital killed 30 people Saturday in Afghanistan, at the end of a week when US President Barack Obama said 10,000 US forces would leave the country this year. The brazen attack in Logar province, just south of the capital Kabul, also came a day after another bomb blast killed 10 people in northern Afghanistan. "A suicide car bomb attacker targeted a hospital in Azra district of Logar province," Din Mohammad Darwaish, the Logar provincial spokesman, said of the latest attack. "The suicide blast killed 30 people and wounded another 45. The casualties are all patients, their visitors and relatives and hospital personnel." He added: "The blast was caused by an SUV packed with explosives and driven by a suicide attacker. "The target of the blast is not clear but what is obvious is that a hospital was attacked and civilians we...

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