Thursday, 5th March 2015

Ten police killed in W. Afghan Bomb Attacks

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Ten police were killed while three others wounded in two bomb attacks in western Afghan province of Herat, police said on Tuesday.In one attack, three Afghan Civil Order Police cops were killed and two police officers were wounded when their jeep was struck by a roadside bombing in Obe district on Tuesday Morning.

"The unit was on routine patrol. Their vehicle was destroyed in an attack at around 10:00 a.m. (local time).

A male suspect holding a remote controller was arrested after the blast," the district police chief, Colonel Shir Agha, told Xinhua. On Monday evening, four Afghan Border Police were killed and four others wounded in a similar incident in Ghoryan district of the province, 640 km west of Afghan capital Kabul.

Three injured died later in the hospital, a border police official Mohammad Juma Adeel told Xinhua. The Taliban insurgent group has intensified attacks in spring and summer, known as the fighting season in the war-torn country.



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