KABUL, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in Zabul
province, south of Afghanistan, Saturday, killing two civilians and wounding 21
others, a local official said.
"The incident occurred at 11:00 a.m. (0630 GMT) when soldiers of
international troops were on patrol in Shahjoi district, leaving two innocent
civilians dead and 21 others wounded," AbdulQayum, district chief of Shahjoi
Qayum added that the suicide bomber strapped explosive device in his body
and exploded in the bazaar of Shahjoi when the foreign troops were on routine
However, he did not say if there were any casualties on the foreign troops.
The district chief pointed finger at "the enemies of peace," a term used
against Taliban militants, saying the enemies of peace, by carrying out such
terrorist attacks, want to destabilize the security.
Taliban militants, whom often conduct suicide and roadside bombings, have
yet to make any comment.