Two Afghan suicide bombers kill seven

Aug. 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Two suicide bombings in southwestern Afghanistan Saturday killed seven people and injured at least 40 others, security officials said.

The attacks happened in Kandahar and a small city in adjacent Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, regional officials said.

The first attack was in Lashkar Gah, where a man in a car detonated a bomb that killed four people and injured 21 others. The wounded included 10 Afghan soldiers and five police officers, CNN reported. Officials said 13 of the wounded were children.

The second attack in Kandahar injured 19 people and killed two insurgents, the BBC said. Police said two men in the car detonated their explosives at a security checkpoint.

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