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Suicide Attack Kills 5 In South Afghanistan

Afghan police at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Kandahar in October
Afghan officials say a suicide bomber driving a motorcycle has killed four civilians and a police officer after detonating explosives at a police checkpoint in southern Kandahar city.

General Abdul Razaq, Kandahar's provincial police chief, says the attack wounded 16 other people, including three police officers and six children.

Kamal Shah, a doctor at Kandahar city's Mirwais Hospital, confirmed the casualty count.

compiled from agency reports