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Afghan officials seriously wounded in Kandahar attack

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 01:04

March 21 - The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which killed one person and wounded eight others in Kandahar. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Firing back at insurgents in Kandahar, after an attack here in the southern province killed one person and injured at least eight others. Kandahar's Deputy Governor Abdul Qadem Patal. soundbite: Deputy Governor of Kandahar Abdul Qadem Patal, Saying (Pashto): "As a result of today's explosion a number of police and employees from the governor's office as well as municipality workers have been wounded." Afghanistan has seen a spike in violence over the past week as Taliban fighters work to destabilize the country ahead of the April 5th elections. Bomb Blast victim Alsam Khan Patel. SOUNDBITE: Bomb Blast victim Alsam Khan Patel saying (Pashto): "I was going to the shrine for prayers when the explosion happened. I received wounds on my body and then people took me to the hospital. I don't know happened next." The Taliban has claimed responsibility for this latest attack and says they will continue. The attack in Kandahar comes a day after nine people were killed in Kabul and during a week that saw more then 30 people killed throughout the country.

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Afghan officials seriously wounded in Kandahar attack

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 01:04