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7 Salma Dam guards killed in blast

7 Salma Dam guards killed in blast

May 21, 2013 - 11:45

HERAT CITY (PAN): Seven police guards were killed on Tuesday by a powerful roadside bombing that ripped through their vehicle in the Chasht-i-Sharif district of western Herat province, an official said.

The public protection force officers, who were guards of the Salma Dam, a hydroelectric site, came under attack on their way to the site, Herat police spokesman, Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The dead included two officers and five policemen, he said, adding police had launched a search operation in the area. However, no arrests could be made in connection with the blast that completely destroyed the police truck. There were no survivors.

The policemen were heading to Obe district, where India is rebuilding the hydropower dam.



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