Afghan suicide bomb misses foreign convoy, wounds kids

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LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Oct 8 (Reuters) A suicide bomber missed his target in southern Afghanistan today, wounding three children instead of hitting a convoy of foreign troops, witnesses said.

The blast happened close to a government building in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province, a long-time bastion for Taliban insurgents and the main drug-producing region of the world's largest source of heroin.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Taliban largely rely on roadside attacks and suicide raids as part of their campaign against the Afghan government and foreign troops stationed in the country.

Reuters ARB GC1147

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