Car bombing kills at least 40 in Afghanistan

2009-08-26 18:57 BJT

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Deadly bombs have ripped through southern Afghanistan's Kandahar city, killing at least 40 people and wounding more than 60. Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, blames Taliban forces for the attack, but the Taliban deny any responsibility.

The explosion took place after nightfall Tuesday, in a district that includes UN facilities and an Afghan intelligence office. It occurred the same day the first preliminary results were released from last week's presidential vote.

 The Afghan Interior Ministry says the blast was from a remote-controlled explosive planted on a truck. Rescuers continue to pull out injured people trapped in the buildings.

Hamid Karzai blamed Taliban for the attack and vowed to bring the criminals to justice. But Taliban forces denied any involvement in the attack.