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Suicide Bombing Kills Eight In East Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a police checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least eight people.

Khost Province police chief Sardar Mohammad Zazia said the bomber walked up to a checkpoint in Ali Sher district and detonated his explosives-rigged vest, killing two policemen and six civilians.

Suicide bombings and other violence continue in Afghanistan as heads of state gather for a NATO summit in Chicago to discuss the security needs of Afghanistan after most foreign troops leave or move to support roles by the end of 2014.

Based on reporting AP and AFP