'Local Afghan police chief assassinated in Kapisa'
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:47AM
The wave of attacks has been rampant in war-torn Afghanistan during the past week.On Saturday, 11 people were killed in a roadside bomb attack targeting an Afghan police truck packed with officers and detainees in the southern province of Kandahar. Meanwhile, at least 10 policemen have lost their lives and 18 others sustained injuries wounded in a bomb attack carried out in northeastern city of Kunduz on the same day. Militant groups always carry out deadly attacks against Afghan forces, foreign troops and civilians. In the first six months of 2012, over 1,140 Afghan civilians were killed and around 2,000 were wounded, mostly by roadside bombs, according to statistics released by the United Nations. Thirty percent of the casualties were women and children. DB/HN