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Indian killed in Afghan bomb blast

The bomb hit the vehicle of a Turkish construction firm in Farah province.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 10:42 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

A Turkish engineer, an Indian national and their driver were killed in western Afghanistan on Tuesday when a bomb struck their vehicle, a provincial governor and a company official said.

The bomb hit the vehicle of a Turkish construction company in the western province of Farah on the main highway between the cities of Herat and Kandahar, Farah governor Azatullah Wasifi said.

"A bomb exploded involving a Turkish construction company vehicle in which one Turkish engineer died," said Wasifi.

"We have sent police down to the site to get more accurate information."

The explosion involved the Ankara-based Kolin construction company, a company official confirmed, requesting anonymity.

"As far as we know an explosion involving Kolin reconstruction company happened on the Herat-Kandahar highway in which one of our engineers lost his life," he told a news agency.

"As per the information we got, one Indian guy and their driver, whose nationality we don't know, also lost their lives," he said.

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 23:02 IST