Men transport an injured person to a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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An explosion in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar 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.Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, one of the most feared anti-Taliban commanders in Afghanistan, was present at the meeting but was unharmed in the attack.Earlier in the day a Taliban suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul killed more than 30 people and wounded some 70 others as twin blasts hit a crowded area of the city during the afternoon rush hour.The attack underlined the security threat posed by Islamist militants fighting to topple the Afghan government and drive out foreign troops stationed there for the last 15 years.
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