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Insurgents Kill Five Civilians In Attack In Afghanistan

Afghan police say five people were killed and two were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car in an attack in one of the country's eastern provinces.

The attack on October 24 in Nangahar province occured as seven civilians were travelling through Khogyani district early in the morning.

A spokesman for the provincial police, Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal, said the attack was carried out by "insurgents," a term that usually refers to the Taliban.

angahar province borders Pakistan, where the Taliban leadership has safe havens in the North Waziristan tribal region. Khogyani is nestled in the mountains that line the border and has long been a hotbed of insurgent activity.

Based on reporting by dpa and AP