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Mon Dec 22 03:28:30 SAST 2014

Officials say bomb kills 3 in southern Afghanistan

Sapa-AP | 01 December, 2012 15:30
Members of the Afghan security force survey the debris from a bomb blast in Wardak province November 23, 2012. A suicide truck bomb killed two people and wounded more than 70 in volatile eastern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, with several foreign troops among those injured.
Image by: STRINGER/AFGHANISTAN / REUTERS

Provincial officials say a suicide car bomber killed three civilians and wounded another six in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province.

Abdullah Himmat, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday's blast occurred near the police headquarters of Uruzgan's Dehra Wood district.

Fareed Ayal, a spokesman for the provincial police, says the car apparently detonated prematurely before it reached the gate of the headquarters.

Insurgents and Taliban fighters often use suicide bombers to target government buildings, convoys and foreign troops.

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