2 police dead in Nangarhar car suicide blast
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A suicide car bomber struck a police vehicle in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, killing two policemen, an official said.
A third policeman and a civilian were injured when the attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the police pick up vehicle at around 9am, the governor’s spokesman said.
Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok Afghan News police had received a tip-off about the presence of a suicide bomber in the area.
As a police contingent was dispatched to locate the bomber, the attacker detonated his explosives soon after he saw the police approaching him.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, with the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid saying that six local policemen had been killed and ten others wounded.
Dr. Gul Rahman, director of Ghanikhel Civil Hospital, said that three dead bodies and two wounded persons had been brought to the hospital.
Haji Asil, a resident of the locality, said the suicide bomber blew up his explosives near the police patrol. Two civilians were also wounded in the blast, he said.
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