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    One policeman killed, 2 injured in blast

    ASADABAD (PAN): One Afghan National Police (ANP) official was killed and two others were wounded in a roadside bombing in the Barikot district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.

    The incident took place in the Dokalam area of the town, where a police vehicle struck the roadside bomb, local police official, Mohammad Ayub Hassankhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    The injured were evacuated to hospital, he said, adding they were in stable condition.

    A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the blast, saying five policemen had been killed.