Mine explosion claims 2 lives in E Afghanistan

22:22, December 24, 2009      

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Two civilians were killed as a mine planted by militants struck a civilian car in Paktika province east of Afghanistan Thursday, a press release of Interior Ministry said.

"The gruesome incident occurred at 06:55 a.m. local time outside Paktika's provincial capital Sharana, leaving two civilians dead," the press release added.

This is the second bomb attack in a single day on Thursday. Another bomb attack in Kandahar south of Afghanistan wounded three civilians on the same day Thursday.

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