Two bombs struck Afghan cities Sunday, killing a civilian and wounding eight more people, authorities said, in the latest attacks linked to the Taliban insurgency. In one blast, a bomb hidden in a wheelbarrow was remotely detonated to explode near a police vehicle in the southern city of Kandahar, the interior ministry said in a statement. "In this incident, a civilian was martyred and four others, including a policeman, were wounded," it said. The second blast was in the music section of a market in the eastern town of Khost, a recent target of several attacks claimed by the Taliban. "At this time we know that four people have been wounded," deputy provincial police chief Mohammad Yaqoub told a foreign news agency. The town of Khost, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the border with Pakistan, was hit by multiple suicide attacks on May 12 and 13 that left about 16 Afghans dead as well as a dozen of the attackers.