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Coordinated Attacks in Afghanistan Kill 6

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight suicide attackers mounted assaults on government compounds in two eastern towns Tuesday, killing six members of the Afghan security forces and wounding four, officials said.

Gunmen with explosives strapped to their chests tried to storm several government offices in the town of Gardez and an airfield in Jalalabad run by the United States Tuesday morning. Government officials said that it was an attempt to spread fear among the population but that the police had reacted quickly and eliminated the threat.