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Two Suicide Bombings Kill 3 in Afghanistan


Officials say two suicide bombers struck Afghanistan's main cities Monday, killing three Afghan civilians and wounding at least six people.

In the first attack on the outskirts of the former Taleban stronghold of Kandahar, police say a suicide car bomber rammed his car into a NATO military convoy, killing three civilians and wounding five, including a NATO soldier.

The second attack took place near Kabul's international airport. Police there said security forces cornered the bomber before the vehicle exploded.

A spokesman for Afghanistan's Intelligence Service said the Kabul bomber was trained in North Waziristan, a tribal region in neighboring Pakistan, where the Pakistani government has a peace deal with Islamic militants.

Under the accord, Pakistan promised to end its crackdown in the region. The insurgents pledged to stop attacking military positions and crossing the border for attacks inside Afghanistan.

In other violence, coalition forces said a pre-dawn raid in central Ghazni province destroyed a bomb-making cell and killed three insurgents.

One foreign soldier was wounded in the raid. Air strikes were called in to support ground troops.

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

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