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Car bombing kills 2, injures 8 in S. Afghanistan

09-14-2011 14:37 BJT

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and eight others injured Tuesday when a car bomb went off in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the provincial administration said on Wednesday.

"A unit of police were conducting a routine search mission along a road in Ghartala area of Musa Qala district in Helmand province on Tuesday morning but a car bomb went off near checkpoint. As a result, a policeman and a civilian were killed," the provincial administration said in a statement on Wednesday.

Eight more civilians, including three women, were injured in the blast, the statement said.

However, the statement did not provide more details whether police were the target of the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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