Afghanistan:Bomb attack kills five policemen

Afghanistan:Bomb attack kills five policemen

Afghanistan:Bomb attack kills five policemen KABUL: A roadside bomb has killed five officers who were on patrol in central Afghanistan, police said on Thursday.

Asadullah Ensafi, the deputy chief police in Ghazni province, said the blast was likely from a remote-controlled bomb. It happened in the city of Ghazni, about 150 kilometres southwest of Kabul.

Ensafi says authorities were investigating but believe the Taliban were behind the attack.

No one immediately claimed responsibility but the Taliban frequently use roadside bombs to attack government officials and security forces.

Also on Thursday, Afghan­istan’s Ministry of Defence said in a statement that fight­ ing between Taliban and security forces in several provinces has left 94 Taliban dead in the past 48 hours.

The statement said 12 Afghan army troops were killed by roadside bombs and other Taliban attacks. —AP

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