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Suicide Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy In Afghanistan --> (RFE/RL) September 27, 2006 -- Afghan police say a suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle near a NATO convoy in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar today, wounding an Afghan civilian.

No NATO troops were reported harmed in the blast. One military vehicle was damaged in the explosion.

An apparent suicide attack killed 18 people in neighboring Helmand Province on September 26.

(AFP, AP, Reuters)

The Afghan Insurgency

A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)

HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.


Listen to the entire briefing (about 83 minutes):
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