Bomb kills five in Afghanistan
Published Monday, June 18, 2012
Afghan authorities say a remote-controlled bomb has killed five people in eastern Afghanistan.
Hussain Khan Sanjani, the leader of the provincial council in Kapisa province, said Monday's explosion killed an Afghan local police commander along with his son, two body guards and one civilian.
He says 17 other people were wounded in the blast, which occurred mid-morning in a bazaar in Tagab district.
Separately, the US-led military coalition said a NATO service member died on Monday of wounds he received during an attack in southern Afghanistan. No other details were disclosed about the death.
So far this year, 198 NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan.