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Suicide bomber kills 8 in Afghanistan, officials say


Feb. 25, 2014: Afghans carry the dead body of a civilian after a suicide attack in Trin Kot, capital of Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. (AP)

A suicide car bomber killed eight people and wounded 41 in an attack Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

Gen. Matiullah Khan, police chief of Uruzgan province, said the explosion hit a building with a hotel and restaurant in Tirin Kot, southern Afghanistan.

He warned that several people are seriously wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

In a separate incident, three civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

Omer Zawak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said three other people were wounded in the attack in Marjah District.