Two UN officials killed in Afghanistan

September 14th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanKabul, Sep 14 (Xinhua) Two people were killed and 15 injured when a car bomb hit a convoy of vehicles belonging to UN aid agencies in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province Sunday morning, the provincial police said.”The incident took place on Kandahar-Spinboldak highway at 9.30 a.m. when a man driving an explosives-laden car blew it up next to the convoy, killing two on the spot and wounding 15 others including one police personnel,” police chief Matihullah Khan told reporters.

“Except the police constable, all the victims are civilians,” he added.

He said that one of the vehicles bearing the UN logo was hit in the blast two of its occupants, both doctors, were killed on the spot.

Khan did not say which UN agency the car belonged to.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the the attack but Khan blamed it on Taliban terrorists.

Taliban militants who staged a violent comeback three years ago claimed responsibility for the assassination of Abdullah Wardak, the governor of Logar province, who died in a roadside bomb outside Afghan capital Kabul Saturday.

Spiralling insurgency-linked violence has left around 4,000 people, including 800 civilians, till date during the current year in the war-battered country.

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