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Roadside bomb kills 3 in E. Afghanistan

06-04-2011 13:26 BJT

KHOST, Afghanistan, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed when their vehicle run over a roadside bomb late Friday in Khost province 150 km southeast of capital city of Kabul, police said on Saturday.

"A vehicle with a road construction company hit a roadside bomb in Spera district Friday evening triggering a powerful blast. As a result three workers on board were killed," deputy to provincial police chief Mohammad Yaqub said.

The police official said that all the victims were Afghans working for a local firm in charge of building a road in the district. No one has claimed responsibilities for the incident.

The Taliban insurgents, who announced on April 30 to start spring offensive against Afghan and NATO-led forces, have often made threats to road construction and development companies over the past couples of years.

A total of 35 workers were killed and more than 20 others were injured when Taliban stormed a road building company in neighboring Paktia province on May 19.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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