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3 police dead in Baghlan roadside bombing

3 police dead in Baghlan roadside bombing

Oct 17, 2013 - 16:17

PUL-I-KHUMRI (PANinfo-icon): Three public order policemen were killed and two others sustained injuries on Thursday when their vehicle struck a landmine in northern Baghlan province, an official said.

The explosion in Tahiryan village in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district took place in the noon, the district police chief, Syed Mir Watandost, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the dead policemen included a commander, Mohammad Noor. The public order policemen were on a patrol in the area when came under attack.

A doctor at the Baghlan Civil Hospital’s surgical ward, Khalil Naramgoy, confirmed receiving two injured public order policemen, saying one of them was in critical condition.

The Talibaninfo-icon have immediately asserted responsibility for the bomb attack, with their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid putting the death toll for the police at nine with several others wounded.

But a resident of the village, Arbab Aslam, said there were six policemen on the vehicle when it hit a landmine.

Soon after the blast, the elder said another three police ranger pick-up vehicles arrived and prevented people from getting closer to the attack site.

The incident comes a month after one policeman was killed and two others injured in a similar attack in the same district’s Shafikhel area.


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