6 killed as roadside bomb hits car in S Afghanistan

08:13, March 16, 2010      

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Six people were killed as a roadside bomb struck a civilian car in Taliban birthplace Kandahar in south Afghanistan on Monday, a press release of provincial administration said.

"The incident occurred in Shah Walikot district at noontime as a result six civilians were killed," the press release added.

Afghan Interior Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar also visited Kandahar Monday to inspect the situation and take necessary steps to improve security there.

A multiple explosions and gun battle on Saturday evening and Sunday morning left 35 people, most of them civilians, dead and over 60 others injured, including four Pakistani nationals.

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