One explosive leaves 21 members of a wedding party dead, and another kills 5 police officers.
Los Angeles Times
By LAURA KING
Also today, the U.S. military reported the death a day earlier of an American soldier in western Afghanistan. That brought the number of U.S. troops killed so far this month to seven, out of a total of 11 Western military fatalities.
Helmand province, where insurgents have long had free rein in many districts, is the scene of major ongoing offensives by U.S. Marines and British forces.
The roadside bomb that hit the wedding party was almost certainly aimed at coalition troops, but like many improvised explosive devices planted by insurgents, it struck civilians instead. (more…)