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12 Afghan security men killed in suicide attack: police

KANDAHAR: At least a dozen Afghan security force personnel were killed in a suicide attack driving with an explosives-packed vehicle in Kandahar. The Taliban claimed the deadly assault on the government and police headquarters in Maroof district that also wounded several others. "Twelve security personnel were killed and four others were wounded," Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told AFP. Durrani said the Taliban attackers had been "defeated". A border police commander in Maroof, which borders Pakistan,…