1. Destruction

    Afghan Bomber Hits Govt. Building

    A U.S. soldier stands guard at the site of suicide attack in Wardak Province of Kabul Afghanistan, Friday, Nov, 23, 2012. A suicide attacker detonated a car laden with explosives Friday in eastern Afghanistan, killing several civilians and wounding dozens of others, officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying in a statement that the attack was in response to the recent execution of four Taliban detainees at the Afghan government's main detention center in Kabul. (AP Photo/ Mohammed Naser)

    Mohammed Naser / AP Photo

    Amid violence in the rest of the region, a suicide bomber in Afghanistan exploded his truck on Friday in the government center of a provincial capital, killing three, wounding 90, and leaving the governor without an office. The man drove an explosives-laden truck into the heart of Wardak Province, about an hour from Kabul, and destroyed several government and security buildings, including the gubernatorial seat, and damaged the local prison. Although the area has long been contested with the Taliban, this was the first such attack on the region’s capital. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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