3 Turkish engineers killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan

Soldiers assessing damage caused by suicide bombing in Afghanistan. File Pic
Soldiers assessing damage caused by suicide bombing in Afghanistan. File Pic

A suicide bomber killed three Turkish engineers working for construction company in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.

Kabul, June 2/Nationalturk – Three Turkish engineers were killed and another injured in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.

A senior police officer said a suicide bomber on a motorbike targeted a minibus carrying Turkish engineers in Behsud district of Nangarhar province.

“The bomber detonated his explosive packed motorbike near the minibus, causing a loud explosion. Three Turkish engineers travelling the minibus were killed on spot and 4th sustained critical injuries,” he said adding he has been hospitalised.

The officer said a local child was also injured in the bombing.

‘Turkish engineers were working on construction project’

Spokesman of Nangarhar provincial governor said the Turkish engineers were working on a construction project in Nangarhar, and were heading to work when their minibus were targeted by the suicide bomber.

The identity of the deceased Turkish contractors could not be known.

Although no militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack but police believe that the attack may have been carried out by insurgent group, Taliban.

Kabul pulls out of security summit in Pakistan

Afghanistan pulled out from security talks in Pakistan yesterday for its anger against alleged cross-border attacks carried by Pakistan army.

“National Security Council condemned increasing numbers of rocket attacks by  Pakistani military against the country.  The attacks were aimed at disrupting the second round of presidential elections, due to be held on June 14,” a statement from the presidential palace said.

Afghanistan government had claimed that rockets fired from Pakistani territory had left six dead and around 40 injured in recent past.

“To protest against cross-border attacks by Pakistan army, Afghan security officials will not participate in a regional security summit due to take place in Islamabad on June 4,” Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai’s spokesman has said.

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