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At Least 20 Injured In Afghan Attacks

February 29, 2012

KABUL -- At least 20 people have been reported injured in two explosions in Afghanistan -- one targeting a supply convoy for NATO-led forces, and the second targeting a bank in the northeast.

The Interior Ministry said a suicide car bombing on February 29 targeted nonmilitary vehicles of a NATO provincial reconstruction team in Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Helmand Province.

Seven people, including two children and a policeman, were injured. A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said no one in the convoy was injured.

Also on February 29, a bomb exploded outside the private Kabul Bank in Taluqan city, the provincial capital of northern Takhar Province.

RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reports that 13 civilians were injured, including five in critical condition.

With dpa reporting


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