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Afghan minister survives car bomb attack: police

Afghan Energy Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan survived a car bomb attack in the west of the country today that left at least four civilians dead and 17 wounded, police said.

world Updated: Sep 27, 2009 14:54 IST

Afghan Energy Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan survived a car bomb attack in the west of the country today that left at least four civilians dead and 17 wounded, police said.

The attack occurred in the town of Herat when a car bomb exploded in the path of the minister's convoy, local police spokesman Abdul Raouf Ahmadi said.

"Four people were killed, including a woman and a child. And 17 other people were wounded," he said.