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Suicide Attack Targeting Afghan Governor Kills Female Student


Parwan Province Governor Abdul Basir Salangi in a March 2011 photo

Parwan Province Governor Abdul Basir Salangi in a March 2011 photo

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack targeting a governor's vehicle in northern Afghanistan has killed a bystander and injured a bodyguard.

Officials said the bomber detonated his explosives outside the office of Parwan Province Governor Abdul Basir Salangi as the governor's car was leaving the compound.

A young female student was killed in the explosion.

The governor was not in the car at the time of the attack.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message to AP.

Meanwhile, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said two of its soldiers died late on June 20 during insurgent attacks in eastern Afghanistan.

Forty-two coalition soldiers have died so far this month, according to an AP count.

compiled from agency reports
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