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Militants hit hospital in Afghan city of Kandahar; 1 killed

Associated Press Associated Press 12/09/2016

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says two militants stormed into a hospital in the city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, killing at least one civilian before security forces killed the assailants.

Samim Khopalwaq, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says a member of the security forces was also wounded in the attack on Monday.

The spokesman says the situation is now calm.

There was no immediate claim for responsibility for the attack but Taliban insurgents have stepped up their attacks against Afghan security forces and their checkpoints across the country.

Kandahar is the provincial capital of a province by the same name, a region that is the spiritual heartland of the Taliban.

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