October 10, 2005
Two blasts hit Kandahar, four Afghans killed
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Two explosions shook the
southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Monday, killing at least
four Afghans and wounding eight, police said.
Among the victims were a former senior factional commander,
Agha Shah, Kandahar police chief Colonel Mohammad Hakim said.
strewn on the dusty road where the blast occurred, outside
Shah's house in a crowded area of Kandahar.
There were no details about the second blast which occurred
some hours after the first which went off during the morning
The blasts came a day after four British nationals, who
were on visit to help customs regulations in the restive
province, were wounded in a suicide attack close to the city
center. Kandahar was the bastion of the Taliban who U.S.-led
troops ousted from power in 2001.
"I can say now that at least four people, including Agha
Shah, have lost their lives in the explosion," Hakim said.
A Taliban commander claimed responsibility for the first
blast, but did not give any details.