On Wednesday, another large explosion was reported in Kandahar, Afghanistan — just a day after a spate of bombings killed more than 40 people in that city — as the outcome of last week’s election still hung in the balance. — KA


The explosion was reported close to the site of Tuesday’s car bomb attack.

There are reports of casualties. A local official told the BBC the injured were being taken to hospital.

Kandahar, a Taliban stronghold, has seen a number of attacks in 2009. It comes as counting continues following Thursday’s presidential election.

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