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Coordinated Suicide Attack Kills 5 in Southern Afghanistan


Officials in Afghanistan say multiple suicide bombers attacked the governor's compound in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar Saturday, killing five policemen.

Provincial official Ahmad Wali Karzai, who is the president's brother, says three suicide bombers were involved in the attack.

There are reports that at least one of the bombers detonated his explosives outside the compound, while the others may have been inside the compound.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier this month, four suicide bombers struck a provincial council office in Kandahar, killing 13 people. Taliban militants also claimed responsibility for that attack.

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