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Afghan Official Targeted In Taliban Attack

The governor of Afghanistan's northern Samangan Province has survived a roadside bomb attack claimed by Taliban militants.

The attack occurred as Khairullah Anosh was traveling to work on July 27 in a pickup truck.

He and two bodyguards sustained minor injuries.

The attack came a day after a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle struck a marketplace in the restive Ghazni Province in Afghanistan's east.

The attack killed the bomber and seven other people, including a local police commander and three of his men.

Taliban attacks have been on the rise since departing foreign troops handed security control to Afghans last month.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP