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Explosion Kills Would-Be Bombers in Afghanistan


Two suspected Taleban members blew themselves up while strapping on explosives in southern Afghanistan.

The blast occurred Thursday near a market in an Afghan town near the Pakistani border. Afghan officials say no one else was hurt in the explosion.

The blast came a day after a roadside bomb ripped through a U.S. military vehicle in the eastern province of Kunar, killing one soldier and wounding two others.

Suicide attacks have increased in Afghanistan in recent months, primarily in southern and eastern regions where U.S.-led coalition forces are hunting Taleban and al-Qaida fighters.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP and AFP.

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