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5 dead in attack targeting Afghan governor

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  • Three suicide bombers target governor's office in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • Two police officers, three security guards were killed; governor unharmed
  • Eight others injured in the bombing near governor's compound
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KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Five security officials were killed Saturday morning by suicide bombers who were targeting the governor's office in Kandahar, Afghanistan, government officials said.

Three suspects were near the governor's compound when they detonated their bombs, officials said.

"One detonated on the street outside the compound. The other entered a container where police stay and detonated there. The other entered through the compound door and blew himself up," said Ahmad Wali Karzai, head of the provincial council in Kandahar.

The governor was not harmed. Two police officers and three security guards were killed.

Eight others were injured in the bombing, including a female officer, the officials said.

CNN's Atia Abawi and Thomas Evans contributed to this report.

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