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Six killed in southern Afghanistan attacks against police forces
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:21PM
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Separate bomb explosions and armed attacks against Afghan police forces have left at least six people dead in southern Afghanistan, injuring several others, Press TV reports.


"This evening a bomb placed on a motorbike ripped through a police vehicle that killed two police and a child, and wounded six others, including five police," Kandahar provincial spokesman Jawed Faisal said.

Also in Helmand, a gunman opened fire on a police patrol vehicle in Lashkar Gah, claiming the lives of two police officers and a civilian.

Although no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, the Taliban militants are usually held responsible for such instances of violence in the country.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.

The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity continues to rise across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops in the war-torn nation.

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