Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 1, hurts 19

Afghan policemen inspect the site of an explosion in Kandahar on April 15, 2010.

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  • Officials believe the attacker's target was a minister
  • Among the wounded are six children, an official says
One person was killed and 19 injured when a suicide bomber in a motorcycle bomber prematurely detonated his explosives near Kandahar City, Afghan officials said.
Officials believe the attacker's target was Asadullah Khalid, the border and tribal affairs minister and President Hamid Karzai's main representative in southern Afghanistan.
The attack took place in Karz, said Zalmai Ayoubi, the spokesman for the Kandahar provincial government.
Among the wounded are six children, he said.