12 dead in latest Afghan unrest
Afghanistan's insurgency claimed 12 more lives, including those of two brothers accused by the Taliban of being spies, while a suicide blast near a Nato convoy Monday wounded two civilians, officials said.
The suicide attacker blew himself up near a military convoy of the Nato-led force that was moving through the southern town of Lashkar Gah, police said.
"It did not cause any harm to the Nato troops but two men nearby were badly wounded," Helmand province police chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal told AFP.
He blamed insurgents from the Taliban movement, which was removed from government six years ago by a US-led invasion in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The insurgents vowed to step up their use of suicide attacks during the month of Ramadan, which ends next week, and there has been a wave of blasts in recent weeks.