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Five Killed In Afghan Suicide Attack


http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 2 February 2006 -- The Afghan Defense Ministry says that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a checkpoint in Afghanistan, killing himself, three soldiers and a civilian.


The attack happened in southeastern Khost Province on 1 February as Afghan soldiers were checking vehicles. Three soldiers were also wounded in the blast.


Taliban fighters are being blamed for ther attack.


It's the latest in a wave of deadly suicide bombings in Afghanistan in recent months. Most of the attacks have been claimed by the Taliban.


(AFP, AP, Reuters, Pajhwak)

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