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Officials say insurgent attacks across Afghanistan kill 7, including a provincial judge

  • Afghan firefighters clear the site of a blast that killed a provincial judge in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Authorities said insurgent attacks across Afghanistan have killed several people, including Nangarhar provincial judge Mohammad-ul Hassan. (AP Photo)

    Afghan firefighters clear the site of a blast that killed a provincial judge in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Authorities said insurgent attacks across Afghanistan have killed several people, including Nangarhar provincial judge Mohammad-ul Hassan. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Afghan man takes a photo using his mobile phone while his wounded relative lies on a bed at the main hospital, in the city of Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. A bomb blast in the Shahwali Kot district of Kandahar wounded several children, leaving seven in critical condition, said Samim Khopalwaq, the spokesman for Kandahar's governor. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

    An Afghan man takes a photo using his mobile phone while his wounded relative lies on a bed at the main hospital, in the city of Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. A bomb blast in the Shahwali Kot district of Kandahar wounded several children, leaving seven in critical condition, said Samim Khopalwaq, the spokesman for Kandahar's governor. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hospital employees carry a wounded Afghan man lying on a cart, at the main hospital, in the city of Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.  Several people were killed across Afghanistan on Wednesday, including two children who were struck by a bomb blast while gathering firewood, officials said.(AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

    Hospital employees carry a wounded Afghan man lying on a cart, at the main hospital, in the city of Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Several people were killed across Afghanistan on Wednesday, including two children who were struck by a bomb blast while gathering firewood, officials said.(AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say insurgent attacks across Afghanistan have killed seven people, including a provincial judge.

Police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal in Nangarhar province said a bomb blast Wednesday killed Judge Mohammad-ul Hassan and wounded two of his daughters in the city of Jalalabad. The judge served in neighboring Laghman province.

In another attack, police spokesman Jawed Basharat said insurgents killed six people working on a road project, including the head of a construction company, in northern Baghlan province. Basharat said the attack also wounded one person and two remain missing.

Taliban insurgents have stepped up their attacks on Afghan soldiers and police as U.S. and NATO forces concluded their combat mission at the end of last year.