(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A suicide attack in southern Afghanistan killed at least 12 people on Friday and wounded at least five others.
A spokesman for the governor of the Uruzgan province said that the attacker detonated his vest inside the crowded main dining hall for an elite police force. Police and civilians were among those killed in the explosion.
Mohammad Khpalwak, a senior Afghan intelligence officer said that the attacker wore a police uniform and managed to get inside the cafeteria where senior officers, relatives and friends were eating. It is unclear whether the bomber was a member of the police force.
Khpalwak added that the bombing was a breach of security that would be investigated.
In a separate incident, two children were killed by a roadside bombing in the district of Chora. The two children were between the ages of 10 and 11.
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