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Suicide Attack Kills 11 in Southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - At least 11 deaths are reported
after a suicide bomber in a police uniform detonated explosives
inside a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan.
The Interior Ministry says 29 other people were wounded.
The bombing follows a surge in violence in Afghanistan over the
weekend that led to the deaths of eight foreign troops, including
four Americans.
Today's attack is most likely the work of Taliban militants, who
regularly use suicide bombers.
The lightly armed police force has suffered greatly in Taliban
attacks, with more than 800 officers killed in 2008 alone.
The spike in violence is an early indication that roadside bombs
and other ambushes are likely to surge as some 17,000 U.S. forces
arrive in Afghanistan this year to bolster the record 38,000
Americans already in the country.

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