Bomb blast kills 4 Afghan policemen, 1 civilian in Taliban hub

16:05, August 07, 2010      

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Four policemen and a civilian were killed Saturday morning as explosive device planted inside a hand cart went off next to a police vehicle in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Taliban stronghold Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Interior Ministry said in a statement.

"The tragic incident occurred in the morning rush hour at 09:00 a.m. local time. As a result five persons including four policemen and one innocent civilian were martyred," the statement said.

It also added that 12 civilians and a policeman were injured in the blast.

No group or individuals have claimed the responsibility for the attack.

However, Taliban militants who have vowed to speed up activities often carry out suicide attacks and roadside bombings which mostly harm civilians.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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