NZ aid workers in Afghan bomb drama

Two New Zealand aid workers have been caught up in a failed bomb attack in Afghanistan.

The New Zealanders were shaken but unharmed when there was an attempt to detonate a bomb on a motorcycle outside Mirwais Hospital in the Kandahar district on Thursday.

"Fortunately only the fuse detonated, so the injuries sustained were instead minor," the New Zealand Red Cross said.

As a result of the attack the hospital has closed for three days and most of the Red Cross staff have been evacuated to Kabul, Radio New Zealand reported.

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