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Afghan Bomb Kills Suspects

A taxi loaded with explosives blew up near a U.S. airfield in eastern Afghanistan, killing three foreigners and one man suspected of links to the Taliban and al Qaeda. They were believed to have been planning a terrorist attack, an Afghan military commander said today. A man from Yemen, two Pakistanis and an Afghan who was a former intelligence officer for the ousted Taliban, were killed in the blast near the town of Khost, according to Gen. Khail Baz Sherzai, the regional military commander. The four were testing a remote-control device when they blew up the car, about 200 yards from an airfield used by U.S. forces, Sherzai said. The former Taliban intelligence officer, Zarat Khan, had ties to al Qaeda, Sherzai said. Afghan authorities arrested some members of his family after the blast and turned them over to U.S.-led coalition forces for questioning, Sherzai said. Full Story

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