06 Jun '11, 11pm

Blast at Afghan university kills two: police

KANDAHAR - TWO students were killed in a blast at a university in Kandahar on Saturday, one of the most troubled places in Afghanistan, police said. One of the dead students is also secretary to the police chief of Kandahar province. 'The blast took place near the engineering faculty of Kandahar University and has killed two students, one of them my office secretary,' police chief General Abdul Razaq said. Kandahar is the birthplace of the Taleban and has been the scene of some fierce fighting in recent weeks, including a two-day siege which saw rebels try to take control of government buildings last month. The Taleban frequently target police and those associated with them. The previous police chief of Kandahar was assassinated in April. -- AFP

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