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    Civilians killed in eastern Afghanistan bombings

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    At least nine people were killed in a suicide bombing at the defence ministry in Kabul as a blast in Khost province kills eight, including youth. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came as Chuck Hagel, the newly-named US secretary of defence, arrived in the Afghan capital. Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Kabul.