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Roadside bomb kills 3 police, wounds 2 in S. Afghanistan

English.news.cn   2013-12-14 16:22:50            

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- A roadside bomb struck a police van in the southern Ghazni province on Saturday, killing three police and wounding two others, a local police official said.

"A mine planted by the militants struck a police vehicle in Shahbaz area in the outskirts of provincial capital the Ghazni city at around 11:00 a.m. local time, leaving three personnel of Public Order Police martyred and injured two others," Assadullah Insafi told Xinhua.

The police van was also destroyed in the blast, he added.

Taliban militants fighting the government have yet to make comment.

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