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Overnight Blast Kills Three Afghan Clerics

(RFE/RL) March 9, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Afghan police say three Islamic clerics were killed overnight by an explosion in the southeastern province of Khost, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reported.

Police said the explosion was at the home of one of the clerics in a village in Khost's northern district of Yakobi.

The other clerics were visiting when the explosion occurred at about 10 p.m. on March 8.

Yakobi district chief Gulqasim Jihadyar said authorities were still investigating the cause of the blast.

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