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Roadside bomb kills 6 highway police in Helmand

Roadside bomb kills 6 highway police in Helmand

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Jun 20, 2017 - 18:29

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A roadside bombing killed six highway policemen, including a commander, in southern Helmand province on Tuesday, an official said.

The governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb exploded on the Kandahar highway in Nehr Siraj area of Greshk district at around 1:30pm.

He said the highway commander in Greshk, Juma Khan Dostyar, was on a patrol along with his team when the bomb ripped through their vehicle, killing Dostyar and four other policemen. Another two policemen were wounded.

But a security source in the province said six policemen had been killed in the blast.

There has been so far no word from insurgents in this regard.

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