Authorities say the two bombers attacked a meeting of tribal elders at a government compound Sunday in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar province.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. There were no reports of Coalition troops at the site.
Since the U.S.-led toppling of the Taliban government in 2001, Kandahar has remained one of the country's most violent areas. The province is the spiritual home of the Taliban and shares a porous border with Pakistan.
Islamist terrorists are able to cross the border there from Pakistan, and it is a smuggling route for weapons and narcotics. VoA.KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 6, 2013) – The International Security Assistance Force strongly condemns today's insurgent attack in Spin Boldak, Kandahar which killed and injured several innocent civilians.
At least one suicide bomber attacked a government building near the district center, killing and injuring several Afghan civilians.
"The enemies of peace committed another ruthless act of violence today," said Gen. John R. Allen, the ISAF commander. "This is yet another brutal example of the insurgency's total disregard for innocent civilians and the safety of the Afghan people."
In 2012 the insurgency killed or injured more than 3,400 Afghan civilians, mostly by IEDs and suicide bombs.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in today's attack," Allen said.