17 Killed in Afghan Suicide Blast: Police

An Afghan couple walk past a bullet riddled wall in Kabul, 10 July 2007, a legacy of a decade of civil war and associated fighting in the Central Asian nation.

Seventeen people were killed and about 30 more wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a NATO force convoy in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a police commander told AFP.

The bomber was on foot and blew himself up as a convoy of the NATO-led force passed through the town of Dehrawood in southern Uruzgan province, provincial police chief General Mohammad Qasem told AFP.

"There was a suicide bombing. Seventeen people -- all of them civilians -- have been killed and around 30 others were injured," he told AFP.

Source: AFP

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