Two suicide bombings in Afghanistan killed at least 18 people today, including eight policemen in an attack on a police station in southern Helmand province, reports the AP. Three men with bombs tried to enter a police station. Police spotted the attack and killed one man, but the other two men were able to detonate their bombs.
Earlier today, another bomb blew up a four-wheel drive vehicle outside a government building in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 people and wounding 20. Many of those killed were waiting to enter the office on business matters. Police had stopped the car on a tip that it had explosives, but one of the three people inside the vehicle detonated the bomb. Herat province is not normally a hotspot for insurgent attacks, and Afghan troops are largely responsible for security there. (Read more Afghanistan stories.)