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3 policemen killed, 2 wounded in Khost blast

3 policemen killed, 2 wounded in Khost blast

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Jun 18, 2017 - 17:44

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least three policemen have been killed and two other injured in a bomb explosion in Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province, an official said Sunday.

Gen. Raz Mohammad, commander for border police of southeastern zone, told Pajhwok Afghan that a police ranger pick-up was hit by a bomb in Chato Ghra area of the district late on Saturday.

“The police pick-up was struck by the bomb when it was returning from the district bazaar to its own area,” he said, adding three policemen were killed and two others wounded in the incident.

Talibaninfo-icon did not comment about the incident so far.

Zazai Maidan is one of the border districts of Khost province that shares border with neighbor Pakistaninfo-icon.

According to another report, one person was killed and three others wounded during a clash between Taliban and Afghan forces in Bala Bolok district of western Farah province.

Provincial police spokesman, Iqbal Baher, told Pajhwok that a convoy of police forces came under attack by Taliban in Shiwan village of Bala Bolok district this morning.

He said one Taliban fighter was killed and two other wounded in Afghan forces retaliatory firing. A policeman was also injured in the clash, he said.

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