More warnings for the West, do not allow burkas or niqabs to be worn on your streets. There’s a whole host of moral considerations for the banning of the burka and the niqab, but one outweighs them all, the use of these garment bags in criminal activity. KGS
Afghan security forces have shot dead two militants who attacked a charity office in the southern city of Lashkar Gah, officials say.
They say the two men, wearing burkas, were killed before they could detonate their explosives-laden vests.
A woman working for the International Relief and Development charity and a guard were injured in the attack.
Lashkar Gah is near Marjah in Helmand province, the focus of a major Nato-led offensive against the Taliban.
Last Saturday, suicide bombers launched an assault on the city of Kandahar, in the neighbouring province, which left at least 35 people dead.
A Taliban spokesman said the attacks were in response to a planned major offensive by US and Nato forces against militants in the Kandahar province.