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PublishDate: Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:37

Roadside bomb kills 4, wounds 14 in S. Afghanistan

"Four dead bodies and 14 injured men have been taken to Mir Wais hospital in Kandahar city, the capital of Kandahar province," doctor Mohammad Irbahim told Xinhua.

All the victims, he added, are Afghans.

Meantime, Governor of Daman district Sarajudin Khan, in talks with Xinhua, confirmed the incident, saying it was a remote- controlled bomb targeted at the vehicle of a de-mining agency at 06:30 a.m. local time. But he could not give the name of the agency.

However, he did not make comment on the casualties, adding investigation is underway.

Khan accused the enemies of peace, a reference to Taliban militants, but the outfit has yet to make comment.

Militancy and conflicts have been on the rise since the beginning of the spring which is known as the fighting season in Afghanistan.

Presently the joint Afghan-NATO-led forces military operations are going on in northern Kunduz province and troubled southern Helmand province and adjoining areas.


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