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    Four policemen injured in blast

    LASHKARGHAH (PAN): Four policemen were injured on Monday when a remote-controlled bomb exploded in southern Helmand province, an official said.

    The explosion took place at around 12pm near a car sales lot in Grishk district on Kandahar-Herat Highway, governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    The bomb was placed on a hand-cart that was detonated by remote control as a police vehicle was passing, he said. Four people were injured, but their condition was stable, he said.

    The powerful explosion smashed windows of nearby houses, said, an eyewitness, Hidayatullah.

    In another blast in the same district on Sunday, three civilians were killed and two Afghan National Army soldiers were injured.

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