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‘Six Afghan police dead’

Bomb and gun attacks on police in southern Afghanistan’s two largest cities killed six people late today, including a child, officials said.

A remote-controlled bomb, which was placed on a motorcycle, hit a police truck in district 14 of Kandahar city, killing three people and wounding six others.

‘This evening a bomb placed on a motorbike ripped through a police vehicle that killed two police and a child, and wounded six others, including five police,’ provincial spokesman Jawed Faisal said.

Doctor Pukhla, head of the Kandahar public health department, confirmed the casualties saying the dead and wounded had been taken to Kandahar’s Mirwais hospital.

‘It was a very big blast, all the windows of our shops are broken. I saw many wounded people taken by police vehicles,’ Haji Naeem, a shopkeeper, said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but similar attacks have in the past been blamed on the Taliban, which is leading an 11-year insurgency against NATO troops and the Western-backed government.


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