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Five Afghan policemen killed in Uruzgan bomb blast

  • 11 February 2012
  • From the section Asia
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Five Afghan policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in central Uruzgan province, officials say.

They say another person - reportedly a civilian - was injured when the bomb hit a police patrol vehicle.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack late on Friday.

Taliban insurgents frequently use roadside bombs against Afghan security forces and also Nato-led troops in the country.

Afghan police are particular targets for the Taliban - as Kabul prepares to take over security responsibilities from the Nato-led coalition in 2014.