Jihad against infrastructure. “Suicide bombers kill 20 in Afghanistan’s southeast,” by Elyas Wahdat for Reuters, March 28 (thanks to all who sent this in):
KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Three suicide bombers killed 20 people in an attack on a construction firm in a restive province in southeastern Afghanistan, government officials said on Monday, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the assault….
The attackers forced their way into the company’s compound in the Bermel district of volatile Paktika province on Sunday night after killing a security guard, and then detonated a truck laden with explosives, the Interior Ministry said.
“As a result, 20 employees of the construction company were killed and 50 others were injured,” it said in a statement.
Mohebullah Sameem, governor of Paktika, earlier put the death toll from the attack at 13.
He said the dead and wounded included employees of the firm and other civilians. Construction crews and others working on infrastructure projects are frequently targeted by insurgents….