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    3 civilians perish in Paktia suicide blast

    GARDEZ (PAN): Three civilians were killed in a suicide attack in the southeastern province of Paktia, near the Pakistan border, on Wednesday, an official said.

    The suicide bombing in Syed Karam district happened near the district headquarters at 3.30pm, police official Akhtar Mohammad tol Pajhwok Afghan News.

    He said the bomber blew himself up before reaching an Afghan National Army patrol in the area. The attacker was among four people killed in the blast.

    Roohullah Samoon, the governor's spokesman, confirmed the incident and said he was yet to receive further details.