- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 3, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan — Officials say three explosions in a day have killed 13 people in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. The dead include a child and four police officers.

A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle struck in Tuesday morning in Kandahar, killing four civilians and a policemen.

In the early evening, two more blasts went off within minutes of each other at a central Kandahar intersection. Provincial spokesman Faisal Ahmad says five civilians were killed, including a child, and three policemen died. Ten other people were wounded in the evening’s two bombings.


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