Suicide attack kills at least 13 in Afghanistan

A suicide bombing on a school in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people and wounded 56 others, NATO officials said Monday.(

The Afghan interior ministry described a similar attack that killed 20 construction workers and wounded 56 others.

It was not immediately clear if NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and Afghan officials were talking about the same incident.

In ISAF’s account, an attacker drove a car bomb into a madrasa, a religious school, in the Bermal district of Paktika province at 12:30 a.m Monday.

Afghan contractors working for ISAF at a nearby base were staying at the school at the time of the attack, according to the force.

The interior ministry said three suicide bombers using a truck full of explosives attacked the Zahir construction company four hours earlier on Sunday, killing a security guard, entering the company’s compound and detonating the explosives.

The ministry said it condemns the suicide attack in the “strongest terms.”

Authorities have launched an investigation, the ministry said.

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