Updated: 06/02/2014 15:12 | By Agence France-Presse

Suicide attack kills 3 Turkish engineers in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed three Turkish engineers and wounded another on Monday in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest attack on foreigners in the wartorn country.


Suicide attack kills 3 Turkish engineers in Afghanistan

File photo taken in September 2013 shows an Afghanistan National Army soldier standing guard in Batikot district in eastern Nangarhar province - by Noorullah Shirzada

"Around 7:15am, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-packed motorbike targeting a minibus belong to Turkish engineers in Behsud district of Nangarhar province," Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman, told AFP.

"As a result of this attack, three Turkish engineers were killed and the fourth one was wounded," said Abdulzai.

Abdulzai said the victims were working on a construction project in Nangarhar, and they were heading to work when their minibus were targeted by the suicide attacker.  

A Turkish official speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the death toll and nationality of the victims.

Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, spokesman for the Nangarhar police chief, confirmed the attack and said an Afghan child was also among the wounded.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack. The Taliban, who announced their spring offensive in early May, were not immediately reachable for comment.

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