World | Afghanistan

Afghan governor warned of plot to kill him

The threat comes a day after the deadlieast attack since the Taliban was ousted in 2001.

  • Agencies
  • Published: 12:37 February 18, 2008
  • Gulf News

Kandahar: An Afghan governor told a mosque filled with mourners on Monday that he had been warned that militant suicide bombers were trying to kill him.

The threat comes a day after a deadly bombing in the country. Afghans on Monday buried friends and relatives in the southern town of Kandahar a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of men and boys watching a dog fight, killing some 80 people.

The attack was the deadliest bombing in Afghanistan since the Taliban was ousted from power in 2001. It follows a year of record violence and predictions that the conflict could turn even deadlier this year.

A Taliban spokesman denied the militia was behind the attack.

Antonio Giustozzi, an Afghanistan expert, said it couldn't be ruled out that the attack was carried out by tribes in Arghandab.

News Editor's choice
Quick Links

  1. Business

  2. Sport

  3. The latest Entertainment news

  4. The latest Lifestyle stories

  5. Opinion

Gulf Country Finder

  1. The latest news from the UAE

  2. Saudi Arabia

  3. Qatar

  4. Bahrain

  5. Oman

  6. Kuwait

  7. Yemen

Region Country Finder

  1. Syria

  2. Palestinian territories

  3. Jordan

  4. Lebanon

  5. Iran

  6. Iraq

  7. Egypt

Influencers

  1. United States of America

  2. India

  3. Pakistan

  4. United Kingdom

Regions

  1. Gulf

  2. Region

  3. The latest news from around the world