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Two roadside bombs killed seven people in Afghanistan

05.02.2008 14:40

Two roadside bombs killed seven people in Afghanistan, five of them civilians from the same family, police said Tuesday, in new attacks linked to a bloody Taliban insurgency.

A remote-controlled bomb struck an estate car (station wagon) in the southern province of Helmand on Monday, told provincial police chief Mohammad Hussain Andiwal.

"Five people -- a woman, two children and two men, all members of the same family -- were killed in the roadside blast. One person was wounded," Andiwal said.

Another bomb, also remotely controlled, hit a police patrol in the neighbouring province of Kandahar late Tuesday and killed two police, provincial police chief Sayed Aqa Saqib said.

Another three policemen were wounded, he said.