March 28th, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Suicide attack kills at least 13 in Afghanistan

A suicide bombing targeting contractors working in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people and wounded 50 others, according to conflicting accounts by NATO and government officials Monday.

The Afghan Interior Ministry described an attack that killed 20 construction workers and wounded 56 others.

The governor's office in Paktika Province had a third account of a suicide attack.

"Twenty-four people were killed and 59 people were injured while a car bomb full of explosive devices entered in to Zahir Construction Company and detonated the explosive at 8:30 p.m. last night," the governor's office said in a statement.

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  1. Ash

    Any military men hurt

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