A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing 10 police and wounding 11, while a roadside bomb in the east left one NATO soldier dead, authorities said.
The latest violence brought to over 3,000 the number of people - mostly militants - killed in insurgency-related violence in Afghanistan this year, according to an Associated Press tally of numbers provided by Western and Afghan officials.
The suicide attacker walked into a room full of policemen eating lunch at a checkpoint near the Pakistan border before blowing himself up, said Sayeed Agha Saqib, the provincial police chief. The incident occurred near Spin Boldak , a town in the southern province of Kandahar.
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