Five Afghans killed in three blasts across country
[Dawn] Afghan authorities say five civilians have died in three kabooms in southern and northern Afghanistan.

Spokesman for the southern Kandahar province Zalmai Ayubi says the first kaboom occurred Saturday morning in Khakrez district, when a four-wheel-drive taxi in a rural area hit a roadside kaboom, killing three civilians.

In neighboring Maiwand district, an Afghan man was killed when his cycle of violence hit a road mine Saturday morning.

In the north, a government transportation director was killed in an kaboom midday Saturday.

Police front man in Kunduz province Sarwar Hussini says 16 others were maimed when a remote-controlled bomb planted on a bicycle detonated as the official's car was passing.
Posted by: Fred 2011-12-11