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Official: Bomb kills 3 civilians in north Afghanistan; 4 wounded in attack near Kabul airport

Afghan officials say a bomb hidden in a push cart and detonated by remote control near a government building in the country's north killed three people while a rocket attack near the Kabul airport wounded four.

Sayed Massoud Yaqoubi, the police spokesman in Faryab province, says the bombing happened on early on Wednesday morning near the governor's building in Dawlat Abad district. He says the explosion also wounded 10 other civilians.

Meanwhile, Kabul police chief spokesman, Hashmat Stanikzai, says four civilians were wounded when two rockets struck near Kabul's international airport overnight.

No one claimed responsibility for the latest attacks but the Taliban have stepped up their offensive against Afghan security forces to undermine the Western-backed government as foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw by the end of the year.