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Afghan President's Brother Survives Ambush

A brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he survived an attack Monday on his motorcade that killed one of his bodyguards.

Ahmad Wali Karzai said he was traveling from eastern Afghanistan to the capital of Kabul at the time of the attack.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but the country is in the middle of a growing Taliban insurgency.

Afghan authorities said militants attacked a police post and killed six officers Sunday in southern Helmand province.

The Afghan Defense Ministry also said a roadside bomb in neighboring Zabul province killed an Afghan army soldier and wounded three others Sunday.

Afghan and international forces have been fighting Taliban militants since 2001. U.S. President Barack Obama is sending an extra 21,000 troops to Afghanistan to try to crush the insurgency.

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