13 Killed, Dozens Wounded in Kandahar Bombings

Tolls Expected to Rise as Many Gravely Injured

Four bombings in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province today, including two suicide attacks, a roadside bomb and a bomb hidden in a graveyard, have left at least 13 people dead and dozens of others wounded, some gravely.

The graveyard bomb nominally came first, but was part of a plan for a bigger attack, as a suicide car bomber attacked the site after police arrived around the highway by the graveyard. Three police and four civilians were among the slain.

The second bomb also appeared to target police in Madad square, killing four police and two civilians and wounded 19 others. Witnesses say the bombing was believed to have involved explosives on a “tricycle vehicle.”

There are as of yet no details about the final bombing, beyond it being believed to have wounded a number of civilians. Reports say that the number of slain might rise as many of the wounded are not expected to survive.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.