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1 police killed, 8 hurt in Helmand suicide attack

1 police killed, 8 hurt in Helmand suicide attack

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:27

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and eight others were wounded in a suicide attack targeting the deputy police chief of southern Helmand province on Monday, an official said.

The governor’s spokesman, Umar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the vehicle of Haji Gul, the deputy police head, was targeted on the Helmand-Kandahar highway in 601st Sarak area.

The suicide attack was carried out before noon through an explosives-laden vehicle. The bomber was waiting in his car for the police officer to reach.

He said a policeman was killed and four others wounded in the attack.

However, an official of Helmand Emergency Hospital, who wished not to be named, said that a dead body and eight injured people were shifted to the hospital.

The dead and wounded are policemen with three of them in critical condition, the source added.

Helmand is one of the most restive provinces of the country where six of 13 districts are under the Talibaninfo-icon control.



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