Six Americans killed in Afghanistan as top US general arrives

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An Afghan policeman stands guard near the site of a suicide attack in Qalat, south Afghanistan.
(image by Arghand/Xinhua Press/Corbis)

Six Americans and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the US military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country. In the south, three US service members, two US civilians and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives just as a convoy with the international military coalition drove past another convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Zabul province. Those killed in Zabul province included three members of the military and two US civilians, including at least one employee with the US State Department.

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