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A tribal elder killed in Helmnad

A tribal elder killed in Helmnad

Jun 23, 2010 - 11:30

<!--break--><p>LASHKARGAH (PAN): A tribal elder was killed on Wednesday and seven others were wounded in two separate blasts in the restive province of Helmand, officials said.</p><p>The tribal elder was killed Wednesday morning when he stepped on a land mine in the Changir area of Nad Ali district, a member of district council, Muhammad Omar, told Pajhwok Afghan News.</p><p>Haji Abdul Aziz was returning from the mosque to his house when the incident occurred, he added.</p><p>Separately, seven people, including three children, were wounded on Tuesday evening when a bomb exploded in Grishk district of the province, district police chief, 1st Lt. Zamaray Khan, said.</p><p>The incident took place as a police vehicle was passing the area, but no one police were hurt, he said.</p><p>The injured were evacuated to Grishk and Kandahar civil hospitals, however he had no information about their health status.</p><p>The powerful explosion smashed the window-panes of nearby houses and shops, said a resident of the area, Hidayatullah.</p><p>myn/cas</p>

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