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Suicide Bomber Kills Seven in Southern Afghanistan

Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed seven people, and wounded nearly 30 others in an attack in southeastern Afghanistan.

Police say the attack happened Saturday in the town of Spin Boldak, in the southern province of Kandahar.

Police say the bomber was riding a motorbike when he blew himself up near a busy market.

Officials say he was targeting police officers in the area. Two policemen were among those killed.

Reuters news service says the Taleban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taleban militants have carried out numerous attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan as part of their campaign against the government and foreign troops.

The bombing comes as Muslims celebrate the Eid-al-Fitr holiday which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.