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4 killed in Afghanistan roadside bomb attack

From Masoud Popalzai, CNN
updated 9:31 AM EST, Fri December 30, 2011
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 4 people are killed and 1 is injured in an roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan
  • The bombing occurred in the southern province of Uruzgan
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO commander Gen. John Allen condemn the attack

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Four people were killed in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province Friday when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb, according to the country's Interior Ministry.

One person was injured in the incident, which occurred near the provincial capital of Tarin Kowt.

The attack was quickly condemned by Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Gen. John R. Allen, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

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Allen, in a written statement, called the incident "another cowardly insurgent attack."

Roadside bombs -- used primarily to target ISAF forces -- are a frequent cause of Afghan civilian casualties.

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