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Suicide, Roadside Attacks Kill Five, Injure 10 In Afghanistan


Afghan authorities say suicide- and roadside-bomb attacks have killed five people and injured 10.

Local police said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle close to a police checkpoint in the Tanai district of the southeastern Khost Province.

The Afghan Interior Ministry said the roadside bombing occurred in the Alizai district of the southern Helmand Province.

In a failed attack, a suicide bomber was the sole victim when he attempted to attack a NATO military convoy in the northern province of Baghlan.

Meanwhile the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said one of its soldiers was killed on October 24 in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan.

Around 600 coalition soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year, according to independent estimates.

compiled from agency reports
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