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Suicide bomber strikes Afghan-Pakistan border

KABUL (AP) - Afghan officials say a suicide bomber wearing a
burqa entered the country from Pakistan today and detonated his
explosives in a room where women are searched at the border
A police officer and a 12-year-old girl were killed in the
Meanwhile, the U.S.-led coalition says airstrikes killed more
than a dozen militants and destroyed two of their command bunkers
in another eastern province, Khost. The strikes targeted insurgents
linked to a militant leader (Siraj Haqqani) whose network is
considered the most powerful in eastern Afghanistan. Its leaders
are believed to be based in Pakistan's tribal areas.
In southern Afghanistan, Afghan and foreign troops in Zabul
province clashed with a group of militants and then called in
airstrikes Monday. Provincial police say 15 militants were either
killed or wounded.

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