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Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 8 in country's north

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says attacks by the in the country's north have killed eight people four soldiers and four civilians.

says the troops died in province when the attacked a military outpost in the district of on Friday morning. He says six were wounded in the assault.

Rezaie says the civilians were killed on Thursday, when a car bomb targeting an election campaign headquarters in province exploded prematurely.

He says several fighters died in both incidents.

is holding on Oct. 20. The campaign has already been marred by violence.

On Tuesday, a suicide bomber struck the home of an election candidate in the city of Lashkar Gah, in province, killing the candidate and seven others.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 13:40 IST