Six killed in Kabul blasts

A suicide car bomber has attacked Nato troops in southern Afghanistan killing three Afghan passers-by, while three people have also been wounded in a similar attack in Kabul.

    Suicide attacks have killed nearly 200 people in Afghanistan this year

    One Nato soldier and four Afghan civilians were also wounded in the first attack, which took place in the centre of Kandahar, a Nato spokesperson said on Monday.

    Nato soldiers cordoned off the site of the attack, where a destroyed Nato vehicle and rising smoke could be seen, witnesses said.

     

    Another suicide bomber blew himself up in a car near Kabul's international airport, injuring three people, eyewitnesses said.

     

    Pieces of the vehicle and human flesh were seen strewn across the blast site as police and Nato-led troops sealed off the area.

     

    Hayat Khan, who describes himself as a Taliban commander, told Reuters by telephone that both attacks were carried out by Taliban bombers.

     

    On-going war

     

    In Ghazni province, alliance forces surrounded a suspected militant hideout, drawing fire from inside, the US military said in a statement on Monday.

     

    One soldier was wounded before the forces called in air support, it said.

     

    The troops found the bodies of three suspected fighters, plus bomb-making materials inside the compound, the military said.

     

    Although Nato has assumed control of military operations in Afghanistan, the US is leading a smaller coalition of a few thousand troops to focus on "anti-terror" operations and the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


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