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5 suicide bombers, policeman killed in W. Afghan attack

English.news.cn   2014-05-05 18:38:30

ZARANJ, Afghanistan, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Six people were killed and two others wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack in western Afghan province of Nimroz on Monday, police said.

"One suicide bomber detonated a car bomb close to Dilaram District intelligence agency office. Four other militants tried to seize the building. They were killed in subsequent exchange of fire with security forces," deputy provincial police chief, Colonel Abdul Rahim, told Xinhua.

"One police was killed and two policemen wounded. No civilian casualties took place," Rahim noted.

The Taliban-led violence has been on rise as the insurgent group has intensified attacks in spring and summer known as the fighting season in the war-torn country.

The Taliban urged civilians to stay away from official gatherings, military convoys and centers regarded as the legitimate targets by militants besides warning people not to support the government and foreign troops.

Following the attack, the security forces cordoned off the area and the situation was under control, he added.

In neighboring Farah province, an army spokesman, Abdul Raouf Ahmadi, told Xinhua that six militants were killed and two got injured when the army soldiers repelled a Taliban attack on army checkpoints in Push Rod district early Monday morning.

The war-torn country is due to take over the responsibility for its own security from foreign troops by the end of the year.

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