4 Suicide Attacks Kill 30 in Afghanistan

Separate blasts rock Kandahar, one of them near a prison
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 13, 2010 12:32 PM CST
4 Suicide Attacks Kill 30 in Afghanistan
A locator map of the attacks.   (W. Castello)

At least 30 people were killed and dozens more hurt in four suicide attacks in the Afghan city of Kandahar. A local official—the half-brother of President Hamid Karzai—says a main target of the attacks was a prison, but no prisoners escaped. It may have been an attempt to duplicate a blast in 2008 that freed hundreds of suspected insurgents. Other explosions occurred near the police headquarters and at a wedding hall. (Read more Afghanistan stories.)

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