11 Killed In Suicide Attack On Afghan Police

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — At least 11 deaths are reported after a suicide bomber in a police uniform detonated explosives inside a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan.

The Interior Ministry says 29 other people were wounded.

The bombing follows a surge in violence in Afghanistan over the weekend that led to the deaths of eight foreign troops, including four Americans.

Today’s attack is most likely the work of Taliban militants, who regularly use suicide bombers.

The lightly armed police force has suffered greatly in Taliban attacks, with more than 800 officers killed in 2008 alone.

The spike in violence is an early indication that roadside bombs and other ambushes are likely to surge as some 17,000 U.S. forces arrive in Afghanistan this year to bolster the record 38,000 Americans already in the country.