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Afghan Provincial Intelligence Chief Targeted In Suicide Bombing

Officials in Afghanistan's northern province of Faryab said a suicide bomber today targeted the convoy of the province's intelligence chief.

A young boy was killed in the attack, which occurred in the provincial capital of Maimanah.

The bomber detonated his explosives next to a car carrying General Sayed Ahmad Sadat, the head of the National Directorate of Security in the province.

Sadat and at least four of his bodyguards were wounded.

compiled from agency reports