Attacks Kill At Least 8 In Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (October 13, 2012)--Attacks Saturday in southern Afghanistan have killed at least eight people.

The deadliest incident was in Kandahar, where a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up at a local intelligence office, killing four Afghan intelligence officers, a coalition service member and a civilian employee working for the coalition.

Three other Afghan intelligence officers were wounded, including two who were in critical condition.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Insurgents frequently target Afghan security forces and government officials in an effort to weaken the government.

A second attack killed two Afghan policemen and left three others wounded in the capital of neighboring Zabul province.

A provincial spokesman said a police vehicle ran over a roadside mine, and then a second blast struck police who had rushed to aid their colleagues.

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