Suicide Attack Kills Seven At Afghan Airport

world | Jan 20, 2012 | By RFE/RL 

Officials say a suicide bomber killed at least seven people in an attack at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan.

The provincial governor's office in a statement said that women and children were among the dead.

The bombing occurred on January 19 near a NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airbase, which is one of the largest military bases for international forces in southern Afghanistan.

A spokesman for NATO forces in Afghanistan said that a car bomb was detonated at the entry control gate of the airfield, causing Afghan civilian casualties.

He said there are no ISAF service member casualties.

compiled from agency reports

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