In one of the most deadly incidents in Afghanistan in weeks, two suicide bombers in the southern city of Kandahar have killed at least 20 people near a NATO-run military base.
One bomb was detonated from a motorcycle near the Kandahar air base on Wednesday morning.
As people raced to attend to the victims a suicide bomber on foot detonated a second bomb.
At least 20 people were killed and around 50 injured in the two blasts.
"All casualties are civilians - not a single military person," provincial police chief General Abdul Raziq told the AFP news agency.
He said the bomb struck a parking lot used for trucks that supply the nearby base. A makeshift bazaar was also underway there.
Most of the victims were drivers, their assistants and workers, he said.
ncy/rg (Reuters, AFP, dpa)