Afghanistan

Two Afghan aid workers die, three hurt in ambush

KABUL (Reuters) - Two local aid workers belonging to the Afghan Red Crescent Society have been killed and three of their colleagues wounded in an ambush southwest of the Afghan capital, the society's secretary-general said on Thursday.

Qara Beg Izedyar, told Reuters the incident occurred in Andar district of Ghazni province on Wednesday afternoon and guerrillas loyal to the former Taliban regime and renegade Islamic warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar were suspected of carrying out the attack.

Officials said on Wednesday at least 61 other people were killed and dozens wounded in outbreaks of violence across Afghanistan from late Tuesday, in the bloodiest 24 hours in over a year.

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