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Afghan Provincial Governor Survives Suicide Bombing


Afghan officials say a provincial governor has survived a suicide car bomb attack that killed his bodyguard.

The bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into vehicles carrying Khost governor Arsala Jamal and his entourage Wednesday.

Officials say seven people were hurt in the attack which they call an assassination attempt.

Also Wednesday, NATO says Taleban militants attacked one of its bases in eastern Nuristan province, killing two Afghan soldiers and wounding 11 U.S. troops.

Taleban militants have stepped up suicide attacks and kidnappings over the past 18 months in a renewed campaign to oust NATO and the U.S.-backed Afghan government.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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