February 4th, 2010
01:36 PM ET

Suicide car bomb in Kandahar kills 2, wounds 12

At least two people died and at least 12 others were wounded Thursday when a suicide car bomber launched an assault in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.

Kandahar Police Chief Serdar Mohammed Zadai said the attack took place around 7:30 p.m. on one of Kandahar's main roads. The bomber apparently intended to target a local police headquarters or NATO-led forces but failed to detonate the explosive at the right time, Zadai said.

The explosive went off in front of a "local guest house" and all of the casualties were civilians, he said.

Kandahar province, in southern Afghanistan, is one of the Afghan war's main battlegrounds, and is a militant stronghold.

In December, at least eight people died when an explosive on a horse cart detonated, and a Canadian and Afghan soldier were killed during a foot patrol. In August, more than 40 people died when a tanker truck full of explosives went off in front of a Japanese construction company in Kandahar.

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  1. Quinnral

    yeah hopefully they will get the facts straight.

    February 8, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Larry

    You think They learn by now that it is better to do nothing... Rather than kill themselves for nothing!!! The Country is getting to smart for Thir old tricks...

    February 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |