Monday, November 24, 2014

Suicide Attack Kills 57 At A Volley Ball Game In Eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Volleyball Blast Toll Rises To 57, Target Was A Police Commander -- Khaleej Times/AFP/Reuters

Afghanistan’s intelligence agency blamed the blast on the Haqqani network, a hardline militant group aligned with the Taleban.

Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan said on Monday how the blast ripped through a crowd of spectators enjoying the final moments of the match.

Those who wounded in the explosion said the attack targeted a local police commander.

“Around 500 people had gathered there to watch the match. A local police commander and his men also came an hour later,” Ghazi Khan, 19, a volleyball player, said as he lay in a Kabul hospital, his legs and stomach heavily bandaged.

“Soon after they arrived the suicide bomber came and detonated his explosives attached to his body. He (the police commander) was the target.”

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More News On Sunday's Suicide Attack That Killed 57 In Afghanistan

Bomber targeted police commander in Afghan volleyball game attack -- Reuters
Suicide Bomber Kills 57 at Afghanistan Volleyball Tournament -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Many children among Afghan volleyball match bomb victims -- BBC
Suicide Bomber Hits Afghan Volleyball Tournament -- VOA
Afghan Volleyball Game Bomber Targeted Police Commander says Players -- IBTimes
Haqqani group blamed for Afghan suicide blast -- Al Jazeera
Afghanistan bomb blast: Death toll rises to around 50, more than 60 wounded in suicide attack -- Indian Express

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