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Taliban attack on civilian car kills 1 in Afghanistan
www.chinaview.cn 2006-05-01 15:01:06

    KABUL, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Suspected Taliban militias in their latest wave of violence targeted a civilian car Sunday in the southern Helmand killing one person and injuring two others besides taking away the vehicle, a local official confirmed Monday.

    "Taliban mercenaries opened fire on a Corolla car Sunday killing one innocent civilian and wounded two others and took away their car," shah Jahan the district chief of Khanshin district told Xinhua.

    The ill-fated civilians, he added were driving toward Helmand's provincial capital Lashkargah when they faced the fatal attack.

    Taliban-linked militants would use such cars in carrying out suicide attacks in the country, said Shah Jahan.

    Helmand as the hotbed of Taliban has been the scene of increasing insurgency. The militia in a road bomb attack Sunday also killed three Afghan soldiers and wounded three others. Enditem

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