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Blast Rocks UN Compound in Afghanistan, No Injuries

An explosion rocked a United Nations compound in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad but no one was hurt, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday. It was one of two blasts in the city on Wednesday, neither of which caused any casualties or much damage, U.N. spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told a news briefing. Afghan authorities blamed members of the former ruling regime, the Taliban, for the blasts. Jalalabad is a former stronghold of the fundamentalists, who were ousted in late 2001. “Fortunately, no one was injured or killed and the only damage was to a window of the WFP (U.N. World Food Program) office,” said Silva. The second blast came several hours later in front of a local government building, just outside the center of the city, the spokesman said. “Nobody else except the Taliban would resort to such acts,” said Abdullah, a government official at the provincial headquarters, who uses only one name. Full Story

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