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UPDATED: 08:45, June 08, 2006
Suicide bomber leaves himself dead in southeast Afghanistan
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A suicide attack occurred in the southeast Paktika province of Afghanistan left the attacker dead on Wednesday, provincial governor Akram Khapalwak said.

"A man riding motorcycle driving towards football ground in provincial capital Sharana to target the players and onlookers blew up, killing himself on the spot," Khapalwak told Xinhua.

In the neighboring Khost and Paktia provinces, Paktika has been considered a hotbed of Taliban in the southeast region where the militants and government troops often come in contact.

A suicide bomb attack on the U.S. military personnel in Khost on Tuesday wounded three servicemen.

Taliban-led insurgency has claimed the lives of some 700 people over the past six months.

Source: Xinhua

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