Deadly Day in Afghanistan

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Five Afghan soldiers and three Afghan police officers have died in separate attacks in the country's south and east.

A government spokesman said the five troops died Thursday in eastern Laghman province when their convoy hit a land mine.

Another official announced that three policemen were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kandahar.

There were no claims of responsibility, but similar attacks have been claimed by Taliban insurgents.

The French news agency reports a third attack — a roadside bomb — that killed 10 civilians Thursday as they headed for a wedding in Helmand province.