Afghanistan Deputy Intelligence Chief Killed in Suicide Bomb

World | September 2, 2009, Wednesday // 12:46| Views: | Comments: 0
Afghanistan Intelligence Chief Killed in Taliban Suicide Bomb: Afghanistan Deputy Intelligence Chief Killed in Suicide Bomb A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said a suicide bomber had targeted Laghmani. Photo by BGNES

Afghanistan's deputy chief of intelligence, Abdullah Laghmani, has been killed in a suicide attack on a mosque east of Kabul, officials say.

At least 21 other people are feared dead after the attack in the city of Mehtar Lam, in Laghman province.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said a suicide bomber had targeted Laghmani.

The attack came after the UN released a report saying opium cultivation had dropped significantly in Afghanistan.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime said poppy cultivation had dropped by 22% in a year and opium production by 10%.

 

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