Afghan mayor killed in suicide blast

July 27th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, July 27 (IANS) The mayor of Afghanistan’s Kandahar city was killed Wednesday in a suicide attack when he was attending a meeting, Xinhua reported.

The blast ripped through the city’s municipal department, killing Ghulam Haider Hamidi, provincial official Zalmai Ayubi told Xinhua.

The government blamed the Taliban for the assassination. Kandahar, once a Taliban stronghold, lies about 450 km south of Kabul.

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