Suicide bomber attacks tribal leaders meeting


KABUL (AP) — A suicide attacker has wounded five Afghan soldiers and four tribal leaders in the central province of Uruzgan.

Provincial police chief Jama Gul Hamit says a suicide bomber on foot tried to enter a gathering of tribal elders Thursday in Dihrawud district.

Afghan National Army soldiers identified the threat and opened fire on the bomber, who then detonated his explosives.

Hamit says the casualties would have been more extensive if the bomber had been able to make his way inside the meeting.