Roadside bombing kills officials in Afghanistan

September 23rd, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanKandahar, Sep 23 (Xinhua) Two Afghan officials were killed and four of their security officers wounded when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle Monday evening in this southern province, police said Tuesday. “A bomb planted by militants struck the vehicle of Amir Mohammad, the district chief of Registan, killing him and the district police chief,” provincial police chief Matiullah Khan told reporters.

Four of their bodyguards were injured in the incident, he added.

Taliban insurgents and Al Qaeda terrorists have been increasingly using roadside bombs and suicide attacks in a change of tactics in their fight against the Afghan government and international troops.

A similar roadside bombing by Taliban militants earlier killed Abdullah Wardak, the governor of Logar province near Kabul.

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