8 killed in Afghan violence
KABUL: A roadside bomb hit a convoy carrying the mayor of a key southern city Sunday, killing a passer-by, while clashes and bombings around the rest of Afghanistan killed 13 others, officials said.
The mayor of Kandahar survived the blast, which killed a civilian and wounded two others.In the capital, Kabul, a suicide bomber on foot, who was targeting a NATO patrol, instead killed two Afghan civilians.
Separately, U.S. coalition and Afghan Special Forces conducting a raid in Kandahar's Maywand district aimed at a network supporting foreign fighters in the area killed five militants.
In eastern Afghanistan, meanwhile, French and British soldiers were killed during a clash with militants in Kapisa province, officials said.
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