Reported security incidents
#1: A bomb exploded on Saturday in a bazaar in western Afghanistan crowded with people shopping to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, killing four civilians, an official said. A dozen other people were wounded by the bomb which was placed under a bridge in Shindand district of Herat province, provincial spokesman Mohiuddin Noori told the media. It came after a bicycle bomb on Wednesday wounded at least 14 people at a busy market in Herat city, the capital of the province. “This morning a bomb placed under a bridge in a bazaar exploded and killed four civilians and wounded 12 including three police,” the spokesman told the media, adding an investigation was under way.
#2: A US drone attack Saturday killed at least six militants in the North Waziristan tribal region as local people celebrated Eidul Fitr, security officials said. The drone fired two missiles on a compound in Shuwedar village in Shawal district of the troubled North Waziristan region, considered a stronghold of Taliban and Al Qaeda linked militants. “US drones fired two missiles into a militant compound. Six bodies have been recovered from the compound so far,” a security official told AFP.
#3: An Afghan Army officer opened fire on US troops in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar on Friday and wounded two of them. The soldiers returned the fire and killed the officer. Earlier on Friday, an Afghan police officer killed two American servicemen in Farah Province, in the west of the country.
#4: A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car at a check post in Quetta overnight killing five people including three soldiers, an official said Saturday. Troops from the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) stopped a Toyota car for a security check in Quetta, when it entered the city late Friday, FC spokesman Murtaza Baig said. “They were questioning the driver when he detonated himself, killing three FC soldiers and two officials of the military intelligence,” Baig told AFP.
#5: At least three Afghan National Army soldiers were killed when a national army vehicle struck a road side mine in the Baghlan Markazi District of Baghlan province, the 303 Pamir Zone spokesman Laal Mohammad Ahmadzai said. In the incident, three other Afghan soldiers injured, Ahmadzai said.
DoD: Staff Sgt. Eric S. Holman