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Kandahar Bomb Was Hidden in Apple Cart

A bomb that tore through a group of curious children in this southern city was hidden in an apple cart, police said Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 15. Meanwhile, a man seized by security forces as he fled the scene of Tuesday’s treacherous double blast was refusing to speak to his interrogators. The carnage on a street used regularly by U.S. military patrols was the worst since an explosion on a bus in neighboring Helmand province in July also killed 15 civilians. Two years after the fall of the Taliban, the bombing underlined the failure of the Afghan government and its foreign backers to bring security to Afghans weary of nearly a quarter-century of violence. The bomb was hidden in an apple cart left at the side of the road near a row of parked bicycles, not strapped to one of the bikes as first thought, Kandahar’s deputy police chief, Salim Khan, told the Associated Press Wednesday. Full Story

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