Two explosions kill 3, wound 40 in Kandahar, S. Afghanistan

08:59, April 28, 2010      

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Two explosions occurred nearby the airport of Kandahar city, capital of Kandahar province in south Afghanistan, killing 3 persons and injuring 40 others on Tuesday, an eye witness Wasil Khan said. "Two explosions in a span of few minutes hit a private security company named Hamayon outside Kandahar city and near to Kandahar airport killing three guards of the company and wounding 40 others, "Khan told Xinhua.

In addition, two civilians were injured and the remaining 38 are the personnel of Hamayon Company, he said.

Hamayon Company which provides escort to the logistic convoys of NATO-led troops is an Afghan company and all the victims were Afghanistan, he said.

All the injured persons have been taken to Afghan army hospital, Khan added.

Earlier a police officer on the condition of anonymity said," Two explosions in a span of few minutes targeted the parking lot of a private security company near Kandahar airport at 08:20 p.m. local time injuring 11 guards of the company."

The company provides escort to the logistic convoys of NATO-led troops in south Afghanistan, the officer added.

Meantime, another police officer at the site told Xinhua that a suicide bomber blew himself up next to the wall of the company and later on other attackers targeted the compound of Hamayon company with bomb blast and small arms causing the casualties.

So far no groups have claimed responsibility. Taliban militants who often carry out such attacks have not make comments yet.



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