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Roadside Bomb Kills Two Civilians in Afghanistan


Afghan police say a roadside bomb exploded near a military convoy in western Afghanistan Sunday, killing two civilians.

Authorities say the blast took place as the two men were passing a Western military convoy in Herat province. There were no reports of anyone injured in the convoy.

On Saturday, Afghani Pajhwok news agency said an Italian photojournalist had been kidnapped by the Taleban in southern Afghanistan.

The news agency identified the journalist as Gabriele Torsello and said a call to his mobile phone Saturday had been answered by someone who said the Taleban abducted the foreigner on charges of spying.

Also Saturday, in neighboring Kandahar province, two NATO soldiers from Canada were killed and three others wounded when militants ambushed their unit.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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