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In a reversal of travel plans, some terrorists are leaving Iraq and coming to Afghanistan, MSNBC.com gets the headline backwards.

Al-Qaida militants are coming from Iraq to fight in the insurgency in Afghanistan, a provincial governor said Thursday after interrogating an Iraqi caught sneaking into the country illegally.

Meanwhile, police said a suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up at an army checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing five Afghans, including three soldiers.

“There is a big group coming from Iraq,” Nimroz provincial Gov. Ghulam Dusthaqir Azad said. “They’re linked to al-Qaida and fought against U.S. forces in Iraq. They have been ordered to come here. Many are suicide attackers.”