October 9, 2005

Four British hurt by suicide attack in Afghan south

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Four British nationals
were wounded on Sunday after a suicide bomber rammed a car into
their vehicle in Afghanistan's restive southern province of
Kandahar, a senior Afghan official said.

The incident happened in heavy traffic on a main road about
1 km (half a mile) from a U.S. military base, not far from
Kandahar city center.

Kandahar governor Assadullah Khalid said the four wounded
Britons were on an official visit to the province to help the
local government with customs regulations.

"Two of them have been badly wounded, while the other two
are not so serious," Khalid told Reuters. He said the identity
of the bomber was unclear.