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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) -Two explosions shook the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Monday, killing at least four Afghans and wounding eight, police said.

Among the victims were a former senior factional commander, Agha Shah, Kandahar police chief Colonel Mohammad Hakim said.

Body flesh of the victims from the first explosion was strewn on the dusty road where the blast occurred, outside Shah”s house in a crowded area of Kandahar.

There were no details about the second blast which occurred some hours after the first which went off during the morning rush hour.

The blasts came a day after four British nationals, who were on visit to help customs regulations in the restive province, were wounded in a suicide attack close to the city center. Kandahar was the bastion of the Taliban who U.S.-led troops ousted from power in 2001.

&#34I can say now that at least four people, including Agha Shah, have lost their lives in the explosion,&#34 Hakim said.

A Taliban commander claimed responsibility for the first blast, but did not give any details.

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