He had hoped to take out some policemen. “Suicide car bomb kills 5 kids in south Afghanistan,” by Mirwais Khan for Associated Press, August 2:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A suicide car bomber blew himself up next to a police truck bringing a southern Afghan official to work early Monday, killing five children nearby, officials said.
The blast struck about 9 a.m. local time near a market area in Dand district to the west of Kandahar city, according to the district police chief Ahmadullah Nazak.
“I dropped down. Then I heard a second explosion,” Nazak said. “It hit our car, but it didn’t injure me.” Five children who were near the site of the blast were killed, the Interior Ministry said in a statement….
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though it fits the pattern of Taliban attacks targeting government officials in the south….