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Grenade attack kills Afghan child, wounds 6

Grenade attack kills Afghan child, wounds 6

A local official in southern Afghanistan says insurgents have thrown hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people _ including a woman and a child _ in the other.
The Kandahar governor's spokesman, Zelmai Ayubi, says the attack occurred Friday morning in the district of Zhari, a Taliban heartland west of Kandahar city at the center of the 30,000-soldier U.S. surge earlier this year.
Ayubi says authorities were investigating why the two houses were targeted. He says the wounded had been taken to a nearby NATO base for medical help, and that two of the wounded were in serious condition.