The Afghan Jihad advances. By Yousuf Azimy for Reuters, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
KABUL (Reuters) – Suicide bombers attacked foreign troops in central and southern Afghanistan on Friday, killing five children and a Dutch soldier in a day of renewed bloodshed.
Another foreign soldier, belonging to a U.S.-led coalition force, also died in combat in eastern Paktika province on Friday as violence flared in areas where Taliban guerrillas were waging an insurgency against the government and its foreign allies.
In the first attack, a suicide bomber rammed his car into a convoy of NATO troops in Tirin Kot, capital of the central province of Uruzgan, killing five Afghan children playing nearby, said a provincial government official, Mohammad Nabi.
Four adult civilians were also killed and seven wounded, local police chief Mohammad Qasim added.