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Friday, 28 March 2008

Agence France-Presse . Kandahar

Eight Afghan civilians were killed when a bomb-filled car exploded near a crowded bazaar in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the police said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

The blast took place in Gereshk district, in volatile Helmand province – the country’s biggest opium producing region which has seen much of the violence in the years-long Taliban insurgency.

‘An explosives-filled car which was abandoned exploded and killed eight people and wounded 17 others. It happened near a weekly bazaar,’ the provincial police chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal said.

Taliban spokesman Yousuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the bombing in a telephone call to AFP.

‘We carried out the bombing. It was a car-bomb that was exploded by one of our Mujahed (holy warriors) using a remote-controlled device,’ he said.

The blast was similar to other attacks carried out by Taliban insurgents in their ongoing campaign against the Kabul government and Afghan security forces.

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