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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