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Two foreign troops hurt in Afghan blast, police say

Written by: Staff
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 1 (Reuters) A blast hit a foreign military convoy in southern Afghanistan today, slightly wounding two foreign soldiers, Afghan police said.

Senior police officer Raz Mohammad said a suicide attacker in a car rammed a Canadian military vehicle in Kandahar province, killing himself and wounding two Canadian soldiers.

A Canadian military spokesman said he could not confirm the attack and the report was being checked. Another military official said the blast was caused by a roadside bomb and two members of a multinational US-led force were hurt.

Violence has intensified in Afghanistan in recent months with scores of people killed in clashes and roadside and suicide blasts as NATO members build up troop numbers in the dangerous south.

Four Canadian soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb blast in another part of Kandahar on April 22.

REUTERS SHB HS1157

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