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Afghan Lawmaker Killed In Armed Clash

(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.


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