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Taliban Suicide Bombers Hit Afghan Town


Officials in Afghanistan say 11 suicide bombers attacked government buildings in the eastern town of Khost, killing at least nine people in the blasts and the gunbattles that followed.

Another 16 people were wounded in the assault that began Tuesday morning when attackers struck the governor's office and a municipal building. Assailants there took several hostages.

Officials say U.S. and Afghan forces later stormed the building, where they killed three insurgents and rescued the hostages unharmed.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility, saying it sent 30 attackers, including suicide bombers, to strike the town. A large U.S. military base is located in Khost.

In other news, the U.S. military has accused the Taliban of using white phosphorus, which causes chemical burns, in attacks in eastern Afghanistan.

The U.S. military on Monday declassified documents showing at least 38 instances in which militants used white phosphorus in attacks or white phosphorus weapons were found in stockpiles.

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