Roadside bomb kills 4 Afghan police in volatile south

20:28, January 19, 2011      

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Four Afghan border police were killed Wednesday as their vehicle ran over a mine in country's Zabul province, some 340 km south of capital city Kabul, a senior police officer in the region said.

"A unit of border police was on routine patrol in Shamulzay district this morning but their van hit a roadside bomb as a result four policemen were killed and another one sustained injuries," Abdul Razeq told Xinhua.

He blamed the enemies of Afghanistan, a term often used by Afghan officials against Taliban militants for planting the mine.

However, Taliban militants who largely relying on suicide and roadside bombings have yet to make comments.

A suicide bomber also blew himself up in the neighboring Kandahar province this morning harming no others except killing self.

Zabul, Kandahar and the neighboring Helmand provinces in south Afghanistan have been experiencing Taliban-led insurgency since the group made a bloody comeback four year ago.

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