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Deadly Car Bombs Hits Afghan South

Afghan officials say at least nine people were killed and dozens injured after twin car bombs exploded inside a barricaded housing complex in the country's restive south.

Kandahar provincial spokesman Jawid Faisal said the blasts occurred inside Aino Mina, a housing complex that was developed in part by Mahmood Karzai, President Hamid Karzai's brother, on May 17.

Faisal said at least 45 people were injured, with those in serious condition taken to a nearby hospital.

He said an investigation has been launched into how the vehicles managed to bypass security and enter the heavily barricaded compound.

The attack comes just a day after a suicide bomber targeted a foreign military convoy in Kabul, killing nine civilians and six foreigners.