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Paktia governor survives blast

Paktia governor survives blast

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Apr 26, 2011 - 11:32

GARDEZ (PANinfo-icon): Three policemen and a civilian were injured in a bomb attack on Governor Juma Khan Hamdard's vehicle in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Tuesday.

The roadside bomb went off at 8:30a.m, wounding three gubernatorial guards and a passerby, but the governor escaped unhurt, Khan's spokesman Roohullah Samoon told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Paktia Civil Hospital Director Nader Naderi confirmed receiving three injured policemen and a civilian. They are reported to be in stable condition.

Witness Ahmadullah said the governor was about to enter his office when the bomb exploded.

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