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Explosion kills 1, wounds 6 in S Afghanistan

A ROADSIDE bomb struck a civilian car in Taliban former stronghold Kandahar in south Afghanistan today, leaving one person dead and six others injured, a police official said.

"It occurred at a about 10am local time (0530 GMT) when a bomb planted by insurgents struck a car belonging to Mayor of Kandahar city, killing one person and wounding six others all of them civilians," a senior police officer Abdullah Khan said.

Abdullah Khan said the mayor was not in the car.

However, he added it was possible that the bomb was planted on sheep as several sheep were also killed on the spot and it would be the first time that sheep bomb was used as a new tactic of insurgents in the war-torn Afghanistan.

Conflicts and Taliban-linked insurgency had left over 5,000 people, with more than 2,000 civilians, dead in 2008 while the violence is predicted to go up in 2009. The US government has announced reinforcement of troops for curbing the militancy in the post-Taliban central Asian state.


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