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Bomb kills 43 in Afghanistan

Bomb kills 43 in Afghanistan

Rescue workers yesterday sifted through the rubble of the deadliest bombing in Afghanistan for a year as signs of poor election turnout pointed to the success of Taliban intimidation. With the Taliban-led insurgency at record levels, the Islamist rebels were blamed for setting off a truck bomb in the heart of southern city Kandahar, killing up to 43 people and injuring 65, almost all civilians. Kandahar is the province of President Hamid Karzai, who is narrowly leading the race for re-election after polls last week. Karzai ordered an investigation and the "arrest those responsible as soon as possible," his office said.


Updated : 2021-06-25 15:04 GMT+08:00