Two IED Blasts Kill 2 Dozen Afghans


KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Coalition forces and Afghan government leaders condemned a roadside bombing that killed 24 Afghans and wounded 11 Thursday in Herat province.

Afghan officials said Taliban insurgents were behind the bombing, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force said in a release.

“Insurgents plan attacks such as these without regard for the civilians they kill, looking for the attention of the media,” said Rear Adm. Hal Pittman, an ISAF spokesman. “The Afghan people see the selfish destruction the insurgents bring.”

Afghan officials said the improvised explosive devices struck two separate vehicles.

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