아프가니스탄 당국은 10일 남부 아프가니스탄에서 자살 폭탄 테러로 어린이 12명 등 17명이 사망했다고 밝혔습니다. 또 30여명은 폭발로 부상 당했습니다.
당국에 따르면, 이날 자살 폭탄 테러 대상이 된 차량은 우르즈간 지방의 시장을 순찰 중인던 북 대서양조약기구 NATO 소속 순찰차로, NATO군 7명도 사망했습니다.
한편 아프가니스탄 내 미군 주도 연합군은9일 서부 헤라트 시 한 미군 기지에서 발생한 총격전에서 부상당한 연합군 병사 한명이10일 오전 숨졌다고 발표했습니다. 이번 공격중에 4명의 아프가니스탄인들도 사망했습니다.
Afghan officials say a bomber blew himself up in a crowded market in southern Afghanistan today (Tuesday), killing 17 civilians, including 12 children.
Officials say 30 other people were wounded in the blast. They add the bomber appeared to target NATO troops who were on patrol in the bazaar (in Dihrawud) in Uruzgan province.
A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force said seven NATO troops were wounded. The Dutch Defense Ministry said Dutch soldiers were among the injured, and one is in critical condition.
A purported Taleban spokesman said Taleban militants were responsible for the blast.
In a statement today, the top U.N. official in Afghanistan, Tom Koenigs, said the attacker's disregard for innocent lives is staggering.
Earlier in the day, officials with the U.S. led-coalition in Afghanistan said a coalition soldier died of wounds late Monday following a shooting at an army base in the western city of Herat. The military said four Afghans also were killed in that incident.
A local government spokeswoman (Farzana Ahmadi) said authorities arrested another Afghan soldier for the shooting.
The spokeswoman said the attacker may have had links to the Taleban. However, the Afghan Defense Ministry said the shooting was the result of an argument.
At least 10 other soldiers were wounded in the shooting.