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British troops hurt in Afghan suicide blast

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Apr 14 (Reuters) Two British soldiers were wounded in a suicide car-bomb blast in Afghanistan today, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign troops trying to bring peace to the country.

The attack happened near the entrance of a base used by foreign forces in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern province of Helmand, a provincial official said.

''It was a suicide car attack and two foreign soldiers have been wounded,'' said senior provincial official Mahaiuddin, who uses one name. The bomber was killed, he said.

A spokeswoman for Britain's defence ministry said three people had suffered non-life-threatening wounds in the blast.

Two of them were British soldiers, she said.

A suicide car-bomb attack wounded three Americans in Lashkar Gah last week and three British soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Helmand on Monday.

REUTERS KD SP1327

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