Suicide bomber kills 11 in eastern Afghanistan

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Baku, February 27 AZERTAC

A suicide bomber killed an Afghan militia commander and at least 10 others in the eastern province of Kunar near the border with Pakistan on Saturday.

According to Aljazeera, Provincial Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai said the bomber rode up on a motorcycle to the entrance of the government compound in the town of Asadabad and blew himself up.

At least another 40 people were wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the apparent target of the attack, a tribal elder and militia commander named Haji Khan Jan, was among the dead.

The Afghan branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also operates in the province.

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