Explosion shocks Taliban birthplace Kandahar in S Afghanistan

09:46, July 11, 2010      

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A powerful blast shocked Taliban birthplace Kandahar in south Afghanistan Saturday, killing at least one person, police said.

"The bomb planted on a motorbike was exploded by remote control in a bazaar in Kandahar city, the capital of Kandahar province at 2:50 p.m. local time today. As a result one civilian was killed," Deputy to Provincial Police Chief Fazal Ahmad Khan Shirzad told Xinhua.

Two civilian cars parked in the bazaar were also destroyed in the blast, he said.

He put the attack on "the enemies of peace," a term used against Taliban militants but the outfit has yet to make comment.

This is the fourth blast, which caused panic among the war- weary Afghans in a single day on Saturday.

The previous roadside bombings and suicide attacks in Khost, Zabul and Kunduz provinces injured at least three foreign soldiers since early Saturday morning.



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