Raw: Suicide Bomber Targets Protest in Eastern Afghanistan, Kills 17
Suicide bomber targets protest in eastern Afghanistan, kills 17 (Reuters)
(Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of a demonstration against corruption in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost on Thursday, killing 17 people and injuring at least 50 more, government officials said.
Footage of the attack showed the explosion struck close to provincial officials, including one of the lawmakers who had helped organize the protest.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility and it was unclear whether the attack was linked to the insurgency led by the Afghan Taliban.