KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says that at least 10 civilians have been killed near a park when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted on a local tribal leader in eastern Kunar province.
Gen. Abdul Habib Sayedkhaili, provincial police chief in Kunar, said on Saturday that local tribal leader Khan Jan was among the 10 dead. Jan was a vocal public opponent of the Taliban and was leading a local uprising against Taliban fighters.
40 other civilians were wounded in the attack which took place in the provincial capital, Asadabad, said Sayedkhaili.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the Kunar attack.