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Suspected Suicide Bomber Strikes In Afghanistan

9 October 2005 -- Four British nationals have been wounded by a suspected suicide bomber who rammed his car into their vehicle in southern Afghanistan today.

Provincial Governor Assadullah Khalid said the Britons were civilian customs officials on a tour of the city of Kandahar.

"As a result of this suicide attack, four British nationals have been wounded," Khalid said. "We believe two of them have been badly wounded, while the other two are not in such serious condition. Our initial reports show that the suicide bomber was a member of the Taliban, and the only thing we found was pieces of his body and of some document."

A spokesman for the British embassy in Kabul, Keith Scott, confirmed there had been an attack involving Britons in Kandahar, but he could not confirm if it was a suicide bombing.

The attack comes less than a week after a suicide bomber drove himself into a Canadian military convoy, killing one Afghan and injuring another. The Canadian soldiers escaped unharmed.