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Seven dead in blast in Kandahar that wounds UAE ambassador

KANDHAR: An explosion in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday killed at least seven people and wounded 18 others, including the provincial governor and the United Arab Emirates ambassador who was visiting the city, officials said. The governor's spokesman, Sameem Khpalwak, who was among those wounded in the attack, said the incident took place during a meeting between senior officials and diplomats from the UAE embassy. Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, one of the most feared anti-Taliban commanders…

Car bomb kills at least 10 police in besieged Afghan city

LASHKARGAH: A suspected car bomb on Monday killed at least 10 police amid increased Taliban attacks on the besieged capital of the southwestern Afghan province of Helmand, with the toll expected to rise, a security official said. The blast, in the city of Lashkar Gah, killed 10 police officers, with at least 14 police and civilians wounded, said the official, who asked not to be named as he was not authorized to speak publicly. A hospital run by the Italian charity Emergency said it had received 30 casualties from the…