Roadside bomb wounds district chief, kills guard in E Afghanistan

19:27, November 03, 2010      

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The governor of Syed Karam district in Paktia province sustained injuries and his bodyguard was killed as a roadside bomb struck their vehicle Wednesday, police said.

"Agha Gul the Governor of Syed Karam district was on the way to provincial capital Gerdez today when his car ran over a mine as a result he sustained injuries and his bodyguard was killed," a senior police officer Ghulam Dastgir Khan told Xinhua.

He blamed Taliban militants for the roadside bombing, but the outfit has yet to comment.

A suicide bombing conducted by Taliban militants also shocked Sabari district in the neighboring Khost province Wednesday.

Taliban militants have vowed to intensify attacks mostly in the shape of suicide and roadside bombings against Afghan and NATO-led troops based in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

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