Bomb blast in south Afghanistan kills two

LASHKAR GAH: A bomb planted in a motorcycle in southern Afghanistan’s most dangerous province killed two people today and wounded at least 26, police said.

The bomb exploded near a dog fighting match in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, said senior provincial police officials.

US and British troops in the province are gearing up for a major offensive on the western outskirts of Lashkar Gah. There are some 115,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan battling against a strengthening Taliban insurgency and Washington has begun sending 30,000 more in a bid to turn the tide.

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