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Suicide Bomber Kills One in Afghanistan; Germans, Afghans Abducted

Afghan officials say a suicide bombing outside a northern police station has killed one civilian and wounded at least 27 others.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack that took place Thursday in the town of Faizabad, in northern Badakshan province.

Separately, Afghan officials say armed men kidnapped two Germans and at least two of their Afghan colleagues Wednesday in central Afghanistan. It is unclear who was behind the abductions.

Authorities in Afghanistan say they are investigating.

In late June, a German national and his Afghan translator were abducted in southern Afghanistan. They were freed a week later.

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