Roadside blast kills 10 policemen in Wardak
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): Nearly 10 policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Saturday.
The blast happened in the Zambukhak area on the outskirts of Chak district, when a group of security personnel were heading to take up their duties at a project site in the area, the provincial police chief said.
Col. Abdul Qayyum Baqizai told Pajhwok Afghan News about 10 policemen were killed and their vehicle completely destroyed in the explosion.
He said the district chief was also accompanying the convoy to the area but escaped unhurt as he was travelling in a separate vehicle.
Meanwhile, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the bombing and said eight policemen, including a commander, were killed in the blast.
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