Afghan Suicide Blasts Kill 12
Bombers strike near NATO base in east
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 1, 2012 5:24 AM CDT
Afghans pushing parts of a damaged vehicle off a hill after a roadside explosion in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 12. Two explosions this morning killed 12.   (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

(Newser) – Afghan officials say two suicide attackers have blown themselves up near a NATO base in the country's east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50. The attack took place at dawn in the province's Sayed Abad district. One suicide bomber with a vest rigged with explosives blew himself up outside a compound housing the district governor's office, while another in a fuel tanker detonated his bomb on a road separating the compound from a NATO base, say authorities. The dead include eight civilians and four Afghan police. Two NATO troops were slightly wounded.