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Attack on Canadian convoy injures 2 Afghans

A suicide bomb attack on a Canadian convoy in Kandahar province injured two Afghan civilians Tuesday, police said. No members of the convoy were hurt.

Asuicide bomb attack on aCanadianconvoy in Kandahar province injured two Afghan civiliansTuesday, police said. No members ofthe convoy were hurt.

Thebombing targeted the supplyconvoy around3 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET) in the province's volatile Panjwaii district,Kandahar police chief Sayed Aqa Saqib said.

Itis the first suicide bomb attack in the region in three months, the CBC's Piya Chattopadhyay reported from Kandahar.

Two Afghan civilians — a child and teenager — were airlifted to a Kandahar hospital. The extent of their injuries is not known.

Theconvoy carried on as normal after the incident, the military said.

Almost all of Canada's 2,500 troops are based in Kandahar as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

Seventy-three Canadian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the mission began in 2002.