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Insurgent attacks across Afghanistan kill 7, including judge

Taliban stepped up attacks on Afghan soldiers and police as NATO forces concluded their combat mission.

By: Associated Press | Kabul | Published: January 7, 2015 12:27:13 pm
A injured child is treated at hospital in Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Source: AP) A injured child is treated at hospital in Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Source: AP)

Authorities say insurgent attacks across Afghanistan have killed seven people, including a provincial judge.

Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal in Nangarhar province said a bomb blast Wednesday killed Judge Mohammad-ul Hassan and wounded two of his daughters in the city of Jalalabad. The judge served in neighboring Laghman province.

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In another attack, police spokesman Jawed Basharat said insurgents killed six people working on a road project, including the head of a construction company, in northern Baghlan province. Basharat said the attack also wounded one person and two remain missing.

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Taliban insurgents have stepped up their attacks on Afghan soldiers and police as U.S. and NATO forces concluded their combat mission at the end of last year.

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