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Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed the governor of Panjwai district in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar Province.

Kandahar police chief Abdul Raziq said Governor Sayed Fazludin Agha, along with his two sons, were traveling when a suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives into Agha's convoy.

A report quoting an Afghan government office said two of Agha’s bodyguards were also killed.

An official at the Kandahar central hospital said at least 13 wounded police officers were receiving medical treatment.

compiled from agency reports

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