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60 KILLED IN HOSPITAL BOMBING IN LOGAR, AFGHANISTAN

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Over 60 people were killed, on Saturday 06/25/2011, in a suicide car bombing targeting a hospital in Afghanistan’s Logar province, just south of the capital Kabul, a provincial official said (see – TalIban’s Spring-Offensive). ThE attack occurred just 3 days after President Obama enounced the beginning of USA withdrawal from Afghanistan on 07/01/2011 (see – Obamas Withdrawal ).

“A suicide car bomb attacker targeted a hospital in Azra district of Logar province,” Din Mohammad Darwaish, the Logar provincial spokesman, said.

“The suicide blast killed 30 people and wounded another 45. The casualties are all patients, their visitors, relatives and hospital personnel…the blast was caused by an SUV packed with explosives and driven by a suicide attacker” he initially said.

The head of Logar’s provincial council, Abdul Wali Wakeel, confirmed the toll and said local officials had contacted foreign forces to ask for help in evacuating the wounded to hospital.

A spokesman for the NATO-ISAF in Kabul said he was “not aware” that ISAF had been approached for assistance (see also – Logar kidnapping ).

2,777 civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year (2010), according to the United Nations.
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