Afghanistan: Suicide attack kills 4 Afghan soldiers, child in East

A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up as an Afghan army convoy slowed to pass a pothole-riddled section of road Friday in eastern Afghanistan, killing four soldiers and a child, an official said. Four other soldiers were wounded in the attack, about 12 kilometers west of Khost city, said Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi. In southern Helmand province, five Taliban insurgents were killed Friday when a mine they were planting on a highway in Musa Qala district exploded prematurely, said provincial police chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal.