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3 police killed in Paktika blast

3 police killed in Paktika blast

Apr 02, 2013 - 11:18

SHARAN (PANinfo-icon): Three local policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in the southeastern province of Paktika, an official said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday evening when a vehicle of the Afghan Local Police struck a roadside bomb in the Marzako area of Sarawza district, the provincial police chief said.

Brig. Gen. Dawlat Khan Zadran told Pajhwok Afghan News three policemen were killed in the detonation.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the blast, saying five tribal militiamen were killed in the bombing.

Elsewhere in central Maidan Wardak province five policemen were wounded during a clash with the Taliban in the Daimirdad district, Attaullah Khogyani, the Governor spokesman siad.

He said the clash that accured late on Monday night suffered casualties to the insurgents as well, but did not give details about the exact number of the casualties, saying the policemen’s condition reported to be stable.



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