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Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills five

Policeman and four children killed after suicide bomber on motorbike strikes crowded bazaar in Kandahar

AFP , Tuesday 3 Jan 2012
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A suicide bomber on a motorbike struck a crowded bazaar in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday, killing four children and a policeman, a police commander told AFP.

The attacker detonated his explosives near a mobile police post as officers ordered him to stop, Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq told AFP.

"The attacker was on a motorbike in a crowded bazaar in Kandahar city near the border police mobile checkpoint. When police stopped him he detonated his explosives, killing five, including four children and one policeman," he said.

Sixteen other people, including three police officers, were wounded, Raziq added.

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