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Suicide attack kills eight in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive filled vest inside a district headquarter in southern Afghanistan, killing eight people including police and civilians and wounded six others.

world Updated: Mar 30, 2009 16:05 IST

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive filled vest inside a district headquarter in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing eight people including police and civilians and wounded six others, a government spokesman said.

The bomber carried out the attack inside the Dand district in southern Kandahar province on Monday morning, killing three policemen and five civilians, provincial spokesman Zelmai Ayoubi said.

He said six others were wounded in the attack that he held the Taliban led insurgents responsible for.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taliban militants are most active in Kandahar, which once was the main headquarters for the Taliban's supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar.