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Militants Launch Attacks In Kandahar City

A series of explosions killed at least two civilians and wounded several others on October 16 in Afghanistan's main southern city of Kandahar.

In one attack, a motorized rickshaw carrying explosives detonated near police headquarters in the center of the city. On the eastern side of the city, insurgents attacked an oil tanker with gunfire, causing it to explode.

A rocket fired by militants also hit a prison compound in the city's west. Kandahar city saw two explosions killing nine people on October 6, and three blasts killed three Afghan police officers in the city October 5.

Meanwhile, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said two coalition troops were killed in separate attacks in southern and northern of Afghanistan on October 16.

ISAF released no further details.

compiled from agency reports