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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 05:24 PM
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Suicide bomber kills 80 at Afghan dogfight
Source: Canadian Press

February 17, 2008 at 3:12 PM EST

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The deadliest attack in Afghanistan's history that killed at least 80 people and wounded scores more Sunday has also shattered a sense of fragile peace secured by Canadian and Afghan soldiers last fall.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a dog fighting competition in the Arghandab district, creating chaos and panic among hundreds of people enjoying one of the rare forms of recreation in Kandahar.

Government sources said at least 80 people were killed and 75 wounded, though witnesses suggested the death toll was over 100.

Hats, shoes, bloody blankets and body parts were scattered across the field where the competition had been taking place and those who hadn't run away simply stood in shock and silence in the aftermath.



Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.2008...



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