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Deadly attacks hit Afghanistan

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At least 10 people have been killed in three attacks, including two suicide bombs, in Afghanistan, officials said.

A bomber killed three civilians and wounded 14 others in a crowded market in the town of Spin Boldak in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.

The man detonated his explosives after he was identified and chased by security forces, officials said.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, seven police officers have been killed in attacks by suspected Taleban militants.

The bomber was targeting intelligence agents in Spin Boldak, Kandahar Governor Assadullah Khalid is quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

Two children and three intelligence agents were among the wounded, Mr Khalid said.

Earlier on Wednesday, police in the eastern province of Kunar said five officers were killed when insurgents attacked a police post near the Pakistan border.

A number of militants were killed in the clash, they said.

In the southern Helmand province, a suicide bomber attacked a convoy carrying a district police chief, killing two officers and wounding three others.


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