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Ex-Afghan President survives suicide attack

Written by: Staff

Kabul, Mar 12: A former Afghan President who heads a Government commission seeking to encourage Taliban defections, survived a suicide attack today (Mar 12, 2006) in Kabul, a senior police official said.

At least two people, including a suicide car bomber, were killed in the blast aimed at Sibghatullah Mojadidi, who was travelling in a car.

''The aim of the attack was Mr. Mojadidi,'' Zalmai Oryakhel, the senior police officer for the area, told Reuters. ''He survived, but one pedestrian and the suicide attacker were killed and four other civilians were wounded.


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