Roadside bombs kill three in AfghanistanMarch 22nd, 2009 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 21 (Xinhua) Two mines planted by militants Saturday struck two vehicles in Kandahar, the former stronghold of Taliban, leaving three people dead and three injured, all of them civilians, an Afghan official said.
“The first incident took place in Arghandab district as the mine planted by rebels hit a van. A non-combatant was killed, while the second attack occurred against a military vehicle in Maiwand district killing two civilians and wounding three,” provincial administration spokesman Zalmai Ayubi said.
He said the two bombs missed the intended target and harmed non-combatants.
Taliban-linked insurgency have claimed the lives of nearly three dozen people, mostly civilians in Afghanistan, on the eve and the first day of Afghanistan New Year falling March 21.
The outfit had banned celebrating New Year as un-Islamic during its six-year reign collapsed by the US-led military campaign in late 2001.
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