AFGHANISTAN SUICIDE ATTACK

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STORY: AFGHANISTAN SUICIDE ATTACKDATELINE: Oct. 31, 2011LENGTH: 0:00:46LOCATION: KandaharVOAt least four people were killed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, as a truck bomb struck a checkpoint near a UN agency's office.The bomb attack in Kandahar caused severe damage to the offices of the UN refugees agency UNHCR.It was immediately followed by gunshots.Gunmen rushed to the neighborhood housing United Nations and international aid groups' offices, and seized at least one building, triggering a battle with Afghan and NATO troops.The firefight lasted two hours before the two gunmen were shot dead.Local police said three civilians and one policeman were also killed.The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.Kandahar is the birthplace of the Taliban and a traditional stronghold of the militant group. The combined bombing and assault was the second major attack in three days targeting NATO troops in the war-ravaged country.On Saturday, the Taliban launched a brazen midday suici
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