Car Bomb Hits Near Afghan Governor's House

Published February 20, 2012 6:27AM (EST)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government says a car bomb has exploded in the southern city of Kandahar near the governor's house.

The Kandahar local government's media office says in a statement that Monday's blast destroyed a civilian compound.

Gunfire was also heard coming from the scene of the explosion but there are no other details. There was no immediate information about casualties.

By Salon Staff

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