By Talha Ahmed
A suicide assault in Afghanistan killed a district governor, one of his security guards and about nine civilians on Friday, officials reported. The attack took place at a mosque in Northern Afghanistan where insurgency has gained a solid foothold in recent years.
It was the latest in a series of attacks insurgents have launched across Afghanistan during the last few days. The Taliban and other insurgent factions are trying to weaken the government ahead of NATO withdrawal scheduled for 2014.
Slain district governor, Sheikh Sadruddin, was present at a ceremony for tribal elder who had died the day before, the provincial officials said. The official said that no group claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide attack, but confirmed that Sheikh Sadruddin had been on the Taliban’s hit-list for a long time.