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Deadly bombs strike near NATO base in Afghanistan

In one of the most deadly incidents in Afghanistan in weeks, two suicide bombers in the southern city of Kandahar have killed at least 20 people near a NATO-run military base.

One bomb was detonated from a motorcycle near the Kandahar air base on Wednesday morning.

As people raced to attend to the victims a suicide bomber on foot detonated a second bomb.

At least 20 people were killed and around 50 injured in the two blasts.

"All casualties are civilians - not a single military person," provincial police chief General Abdul Raziq told the AFP news agency.

He said the bomb struck a parking lot used for trucks that supply the nearby base. A makeshift bazaar was also underway there.

Most of the victims were drivers, their assistants and workers, he said.

ncy/rg (Reuters, AFP, dpa)