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Bomb Explodes Near U.S. Afghan Base, Police Wounded

A bomb exploded near a U.S. military base in Afghanistan’s turbulent southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, wounding a senior Afghan police official and two of his bodyguards, witnesses said. The explosion ripped through a car carrying General Salim Khan on a road in front of a base of the U.S. military’s Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar city, they said. Khan blamed the attack on remnants of the Taliban militia that were ousted by U.S.-led forces in late 2001. “The Taliban did it,” he told Reuters from a hospital where he was treated for face and hand injuries. Full Story

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