Roadside bomb kills 4 in southern Afghan province

22:46, June 07, 2010      

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A roadside bomb planted by anti-government militants struck a vehicle of a private local security company in Afghanistan's southern Ghanzi province on Monday killing four, police said.

"The incident occurred in Aband district this afternoon as a result four employees of Qudrat company were killed," a police spokesman in the province Mohammad Usman Yari told Xinhua.

All those killed in the blast were Afghans and the company they worked for provided security to the logistic convoys of NATO-led troops in the southern region, he further said.

He blamed the enemies of peace, a term used against Taliban insurgents, for organizing the bombing but the outfit has yet to make comment.

Ghazni's neighboring Kandahar province also experienced Taliban-linked attack on Monday morning as three suicide bombers targeted police training center injuring three policemen. Three attackers were also killed in the gun battle and blast.

Taliban militants have vowed to intensify activities this year in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua


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