June 16 - At least sixteen Afghan civilians are wounded Monday after an IED exploded in the northern province of Mazar-I-Sharif, just days after Afghans went to the polls. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
At least sixteen Afghan civilians are wounded Monday after an IED placed inside a handcart, exploded in the northern province of Mazar-I-Sharif. The blast took place in front of a trade center. No one is immediately claiming responsibility for the attack. Women and children are among the wounded. The incident comes just days after millions of Afghans voted to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai in a decisive test of the country's ambitions to transfer power democratically for the first time in its tumultuous history.