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10 Police Killed in Afghanistan

  • VOA News

Officials in western Afghanistan say a roadside bomb has killed six police officers.

Authorities say a vehicle the police were riding in was destroyed when it hit the bomb Tuesday in the Obe district of Herat province.

The police were assigned to work as guards on a dam project.

There was no claim of responsibility, but similar assaults often are blamed on the Taliban.

Meanwhile, a Taliban offensive in southern Afghanistan has killed four police officers.

Officials say a large number of Taliban fighters attacked several security checkpoints in Helmand province.