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Radio Free Afghanistan Reporter Beaten By Police

The site of the bomb blast in Kandahar city
A reporter for RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan in Kandahar was beaten by police as he was speaking with witnesses of a massive truck bombing in the center of the city.

The blast, which killed at least 40 people and wounded 65 others, took place soon after dusk on August 25 as Afghans broke their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

Dawa Khan Meenapal was not arrested but his recording equipment was confiscated, though it was later returned to him.