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Car Bomb Wounds Two Coalition Soldiers in Southern Afghanistan


The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan says a car bomb has seriously wounded two coalition soldiers in the southern city of Kandahar.

A coalition spokeswoman says a bomb was detonated by remote control inside a vehicle near a coalition patrol Monday. She says the wounded soldiers were taken to a medical facility for treatment.

At least eight people, including two Canadian soldiers, were killed in a double suicide bombing in the same area Saturday. A purported Taleban spokesman (Yousuf Ahmadi) claimed responsibility for those attacks.

Meanwhile, police said Monday a man traveling in a taxi detonated a grenade at a border checkpoint in Khost province Sunday, killing himself and another person. Three others were wounded.

The man set off the grenades after police stopped the taxi.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.
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