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5 policemen, civilian killed in various incidents

5 policemen, civilian killed in various incidents

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Aug 19, 2014 - 14:35

JALALABAD/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Five policemen and a civilian were killed and two non-combatants wounded in different incidents in eastern Laghman and southeastern Khost province, officials said on Tuesday.

Sarhadi Zwak, the Laghman governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a roadside bomb went off in Alishang district, leaving a woman dead and another man and a woman injured.

In Khost province, four policemen and a civilian died when gunmen attacked a car they were travelling in close to Gulzar Aka area, said Syed Karim Khan Khaksar,  provincial council member.

A doctor on duty at Khost Civil Hospital, wishing anonymity, confirmed receiving five dead. Claiming responsibility for the killings, Talibaninfo-icon said they had also snatched police arms and ammunition.

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