Afghan border police say a suicide car bomber has attacked a police post in southeastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.
are conflicting reports about the casualties, but officials said the
attack in Spin Boldak on Thursday wounded at least four police officers
and one civilian. Two reports said one of the policemen later died.
officials said the driver blew up his vehicle as he approached a police
position. Spin Boldak is one of the major border crossing points
between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack.
in southern Afghanistan, NATO says a British pilot suffered minor
injuries when his fighter jet crashed after takeoff in Kandahar
A NATO spokesman says the pilot ejected from the
aircraft and was taken to a medical facility. He said the crash did
not appear to be the result of hostile fire.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.