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Suspected Afghan Militants Kill 7 in Two Separate Attacks


Afghan officials say suspected Taleban rebels have killed seven people in two separate attacks.

In the first attack late Monday, militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at a U.S. military-led convoy, but they missed their target and killed six Afghan civilians instead. Three other civilians were wounded in the attack on a highway in Logar province, just outside the capital, Kabul.

Hours later, near the city of Jalalabad, militants opened fire on a police vehicle, killing a senior police officer and wounding two others.

The French News Agency quotes a purported spokesman for the ousted Taleban as saying the group was responsible for both attacks.

Taleban-led rebels have increased violence in southern and eastern regions of Afghanistan in the past six months, killing more than 1,100 people.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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