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Afghan Lawmaker Killed In Armed Clash


http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 4 December 2005 -- New attacks in Afghanistan today killed an newly elected Afghan parliamentarian, a suicide bomber, and four others.


Esmatullah Muhabat won a lower-house seat for eastern Laghman Province in the 18 September national legislative elections. He and three other people were killed after fighting broke out with a businessman in Laghman.


In an another incident, a suicide bomber detonated explosives today on a street in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing himself and a civilian and wounding two passersby.


The bombing took place after a U.S. military convoy had passed by.


Kandahar deputy police chief Abdul Hungar said it was possible the bomber was targeting the convoy.


(AP)

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