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PublishDate: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:46

Karzai blames Taliban for deadly attack in Kandahar

In the deadly series car blasts rattled Kandahar city Tuesday evening, according to Ghulam Ali Wahdat a senior police officer in the region, 40 people, all of them civilians, were killed and more than 60 others sustained injures.
"Targeting Muslims during the fasting months of Ramadan is a coward terrorist act which goes against Islam and humanity," the statement quoted Karzai as saying.
In the statement Karzai also ordered authorities to identify and bring to justice those behind the gruesome incident.
The attack for which Taliban claimed responsibility took place just after the partial result of the Aug. 20 presidential election which shows the sitting Karzai in lead.

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