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Afghan Suicide Car Bombing Kills At Least 4

The governor's office in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province says a suicide car bomber has killed at least four people and wounded 31 others in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the province.

Governor's spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said the dead were all Afghan civilians and included a child, and said the wounded included three foreigners.

Reports say the bomber appears to have detonated his explosives-filled vehicle as a convoy of a NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team passed by.

Also on January 26, officials said a rocket fired by suspected Taliban insurgents killed a woman and her child and injured seven other people in the eastern Kapisa Province.

NATO-led forces and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have condemned the attack in a joint statement.

compiled from agency reports