아프가니스탄 동부 난가르하르 주에서 발생한 자살폭탄 공격으로 아프가니스탄 경찰관과 7명의 민간인을 포함해 모두 18명이 사망했습니다.
아프가니스탄 내무부는 탈리반 저항세력의 무장요원들이 마약 재배 소탕반을 공격하는 과정에서 자살 폭탄 공격이 발생했다고 밝혔습니다.
A suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 18 people, including Afghan policemen and seven civilians.
Interior ministry officials say Taliban militants carried out today's (Tuesday's) attack on an opium-eradication team in the (town of Khogyani in the) province of Nangarhar, close to the border with Pakistan. Militants also opened fire and used rocket-propelled grenades to target local officials, including the district governor.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan's intelligence chief, Amrullah Saleh, told parliament today he knew of the plot to assassinate Afghan President Hamid Karzai and had warned Mr. Karzai and his security advisor.
The Afghan president and other dignitaries escaped unharmed during Sunday's attack by the Taliban on a military ceremony in Kabul. Three other people, including a lawmaker, were killed.
Saleh and Afghanistan's defense (General Abdul Rahim Wardak) and interior (Zarar Ahmad Moqbel) ministers apologized for security lapses.