Roadside bomb kills 2 civilians, wounds 3 in S. Afghanistan

20:06, December 23, 2009      

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Two civilians were killed and three others injured as their car run over a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants in Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan Wednesday, said a statement of Interior Ministry.

"The terrorist incident occurred today in Takhta Pul district," the statement added. "As a result, two civilians were killed and three others got wounded."

The statement blamed the enemies of Afghanistan, a term used against Taliban militants, for carrying out the blast.

It is the second bombing in the restive southern region on Wednesday. A previous attack which rocked Nadali district in Helmand province claimed the lives of three civilians and wounded five others including an Afghan soldier.

Taliban militants, who fight Afghan, NATO and U.S. troops, often plant mines on roads and highways to target security forces. But such attacks often claim the lives of innocent Afghans.

<i>Source:Xinhua</i>
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