Seven civilians and six policemen were killed in a suicide and gun attack on the provincial council in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar Wednesday, the government said. Four of the attackers were also killed, the interior ministry said. The insurgent Taliban group claimed responsibility. "The updated information is that we have 13 people killed, six of them police and seven civilians," interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary said. Among the dead civilians were the Kandahar provincial education director and the province's deputy health director, Bashary said. Most of the police were killed in an initial suicide car bomb attack at the gate of the compound, he said.