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8 militants killed by their own bomb in Kandahar

8 militants killed by their own bomb in Kandahar

Sep 01, 2011 - 16:51

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Eight suspected Talibaninfo-icon insurgents were killed when the bomb in their possession went off prematurely in the southern province of Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.

Another four people were wounded in the blast that took place in Maiwand district in the afternoon, the governor's spokesman, Zalmay Ayubi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Police had launched an investigation into the incident.

Elsewhere, two policemen were injured in a bomb blast at a recreation park in Mehtarlam, the capital of Laghman province, an official said.

Police officer Col. Mohammad Daud Barakzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast targeted a police vehicle parked in front of the Mehtarlam Baba shrine around 12pm noon.



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