April 15th, 2010
06:35 PM ET

Three dead, 17 wounded in Kandahar bombing

[Updated at 6:35 p.m.] A suicide car bomber's attack here Thursday killed three people, all of them Afghan security guards, CNN's Michael Holmes reported.Another 17 people were wounded in the attack, including 11 Afghans, a Briton, a South African, three U.S. nationals and a Nepalese security guard, he said.

The blast occurred at about 9:15 p.m. (12:45 p.m. ET) near the Afghan National Army headquarters in the city, the spiritual home of the anti-government Taliban militia.

[Posted at 2:58 p.m.] A suicide car bombing in the Afghan city of Kandahar wounded at least 16 people, including some Westerners, local officials reported Thursday.

The blast occurred near the Afghan National Army headquarters in the city, the spritual home of the anti-government Taliban militia. All but three of the victims were civilians, said Zalmai Ayoubi, a spokesman for the Kandahar government.

No further details were immediately available.

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  1. Barry77

    How many people have died today because of Islam? How many have been maimed or disfigured in the name of allah? How many have been kidnapped and tortured? When is the world going to stop believing Muslim excuses for these ongoing daily atrocities? Islam is evil. It must be destroyed to save mankind.

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  2. JohnJ

    India is the largest buyer of weapons from Russia and it was Pakistan who helped us beat Russians in Afghanistan. Russian and Indian Agencies are working towards destabilizing Pakistan and Afghanistan so that United States looses war in Afghanistan and Russia gets its revenge from US. We need to put pressure on Indians to stop working with Russians and Al-Qaida.

    April 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |