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Afghan Governor Unhurt in Bomb Attack


Taleban militants in Afghanistan bombed a convoy carrying a provincial governor and later opened fire on the vehicles, killing one official.

Authorities said the governor of eastern Lagham province was unhurt in the attack Saturday. They said one official in the provincial government was killed by gunfire.

A Taleban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said they had detained several suspects.

Meanwhile, Afghan officials said a roadside bomb killed six members of a security force in eastern Paktia province.

In Kandahar province, two NATO soldiers were killed and three wounded by militants firing rocket propelled grenades and small arms. Coalition officials did not release the nationality of the troops involved.

Friday, a suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Kandahar killed one NATO soldier and eight Afghan civilians.

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