Roadside bomb kills 5 Afghan policemen

17:57, December 16, 2009      

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Five policemen including an officer were killed as a roadside bomb struck their van in western Herat province, police spokesman in west Afghanistan Abdul Rauf Ahmadi said Wednesday.

"The gruesome incident occurred Tuesday night when the police were on routine duty as a result five policemen including the police chief of Kushk-e-Rubatsangi were killed," Ahmadi told Xinhua.

One more policeman was injured in the blast, he added.

He put the attack on Taliban militants, saying the militants by carrying out subversive activities, attempt to disrupt peace and stability in the province.

Three more suicide attacks and roadside bombings left over a dozen people dead and injured more than 50 others in the war-torn Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua
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