The Associated Press, March 18, 2007
Suicide attack kills child in Afghanistan (with Photos)
Another child and a man, members of the same family, were injured.
By Noor Khan
A 14-year-old boy was killed in the suicide attack; his father and sister were injured. Brother of the victim cries on the death body.. (RAWA photos)
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber targeting a Canadian military convoy killed a child and wounded a NATO soldier and three other people Saturday in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
The bomber rammed his explosives-packed vehicle into a passing military convoy on the main highway linking the southern city of Kandahar with Herat in the west, said Ghulam Azrat, a regional police officer.
A child, who was at the side of the road as his family worked in nearby fields, was killed in the blast, Azrat said. Another child and a man, members of the same family, were injured, he said.
A NATO statement said a NATO soldier, who was not identified, was also wounded.
Meanwhile, a mortar attack in NATO’s largest base in southern Afghanistan on Friday left three soldiers wounded, said Lt. Col. Angela Billings, a spokeswoman for NATO. The attack occurred in Kandahar Air Field, a vast military base and airport on the outskirts of city of Kandahar, she said.
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