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Blast Hits Home of Afghan Leader's Brother

An explosion ripped through the home of the brother of President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, sending clouds of black smoke billowing from the sprawling compound in southern Afghanistan. The younger Karzai, Ahmed Wali, said “it was a very bad incident, but it was an accident. It was not a terrorist attack.” One of Ahmed Wali’s employees was seriously hurt and a second received minor injuries. Ahmed Wali was not at home at the time. Police initially said the explosion was believed to have been a bomb. A spokesman for President Karzai later said the explosion was caused by the accidental detonation of munitions being transported. “Some munitions accidentally went off. It wasn’t a bomb or anything like that. It was just … a servant who was moving small arms munitions and it suddenly for some reason exploded,” spokesman Jawid Luddin told The Associated Press. Full Story

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