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Insurgents kill 8 Afghan police, soldiers

Authorities say five Afghan soldiers and three policemen died in attacks in the south and east of the country, the latest insurgent strikes against Afghanistan's security forces.

 

Ahmad Jawed Faisal, a provincial governor spokesman, says a suicide bomber killed the three policemen and wounded two others in the southern city of Kandahar on Thursday.  Sarhadi Zewak, spokesman for the governor in eastern Laghman province, says five troops died when their convoy struck a land mine. (AP)