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Kandahar: Grenade attack, kills child

KABUL: Insurgents threw hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people — including a woman and a child — in the other, a local official in southern Afghanistan said.

afghanistani chlidThe Kandahar governor’s spokesman, Zelmai Ayubi, said the attack occurred Friday morning in the district of Zhari, a Taliban heartland west of Kandahar city at the centre of the 30,000-soldier US surge earlier this year.

Ayubi said authorities were investigating why the two houses were targeted. He said the wounded had been taken to a nearby Nato base for medical help, and that two of the wounded were in serious condition.

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