News briefs:April 28, 2010
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From Wikinews, the free news source, this is the Audio Wikinews Brief for Wednesday, April 28th, 2010. I'm Dan Harlow and here are today's top stories:
A suicide bombing near an airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan yesterday killed at least three people and injured a further 35.
According to a commander of southern Afghan armed forces, Sher Mohammed Zazai, the explosion hit the airfield as well as a compound giving logistical help to NATO troops.
A correspondent for Al Jazeera in Kabul reports at least three suicide bombers were involved in the attack. The news agency also attributed the attack to the Taleban.
This attack comes soon after the United Nations said it would be closing its Kandahar office temporarily due to concerns about security. At least twenty civilians, among them eight children, have been killed in attacks in Kandahar since April 12.
Across the border in Pakistan, officials have said that missiles fired from a U.S. drone aircraft killed at least five suspected rebels in the northwest part of the country near the Afghan border on Monday.
Authorities say three missiles struck a compound about 25 kilometers east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.
This is the second drone strike made by a US unmanned aerial vehicles in the area within two days; on Saturday, seven people were killed in another such attack.
On this day in history (1:37)
In 1789, about 1,300 miles west of Tahiti, near Tonga, Fletcher Christian, the master's mate on board the Royal Navy ship HMAV Bounty, led a mutiny against the ship's commander William Bligh.
And those are the top headlines for Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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