Afghan 'suicide attack kills 10'

At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the central Afghan province of Uruzgan, officials say. Many of those killed were civilians in a crowded market 500 metres from the governor's office in provincial capital Tarin Kowt. Dozens more were hurt. A man claiming to speak for the Taleban said the group carried out the attack.

The bomber's target is unclear. US ambassador Ronald Neumann was in the governor's office at the time of the blast but was unhurt, officials said. US embassy spokesman Lou Fintor said Ambassador Neumann had returned to Kabul. "The ambassador and his party are safe and have been accounted for. They were not in any danger," he told the Associated Press. President Hamid Karzai, on a visit to Turkey, said the attack had been carried out by the "enemies of peace".