Suicide car bombing rocks S. Afghanistan, 3 attackers killed

17:53, June 07, 2010      

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Militants launched a suicide bombing and gun fight in southern Afghanistan's restive province of Kandahar on Monday and three attackers were killed in the incident.

Zalmay Ayubi, spokesman for the provincial government, told Xinhua that at around 1 p.m., one suicide attacker blew up a car loaded with explosives at the wall of a police training center, some 15 km outside Kandahar city, capital of Kandahar province, killing himself.

Two other attackers entered the training center compound after the explosion, starting gun fight with the police personnel, said the official, adding that the duo was killed and three police personnel injured in the clash.

No one has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.

Kandahar province, branded as Taliban hotbed, has been seeing violence almost daily and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force earlier announced that the force is to launch a major offensive on the Taliban this month.

Source: Xinhua


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