Grenade attack kills Afghan child, wounds 6
Last Updated: Friday, December 31, 2010, 14:09
Kabul: A local official in southern Afghanistan says insurgents have thrown hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people — including a woman and a child — in the other.

The Kandahar governor's spokesman, Zelmai Ayubi, says the attack occurred on Friday morning in the district of Zhari, a Taliban heartland west of Kandahar city at the centre of the 30,000-soldier US surge earlier this year.

Ayubi says authorities were investigating why the two houses were targeted. He says the wounded had been taken to a nearby NATO base for medical help, and that two of the wounded were in serious condition.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, December 31, 2010, 14:09

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