Kandahar suicide bombing leaves policeman dead
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide attacker detonated his explosives at a police checkpoint in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, killing one policeman and injuring another.
The bombing took place in Soor Baghal area of the district around noon when the suicide attacker was searched by police, the provincial police spokesman said.
Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide bomber planned to attack the police post, but he detonated his explosives during the search.He added one policeman was killed and another wounded in the incident.
Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the bombing and the casualties. The Taliban have not yet commented on the assault.
Security incidents have recently increased in Maiwand, Ghorak, Shah Wali Kot and some other districts of the province.
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