At least 10 policemen killed in Afghanistan bombings

Afghan National Army soldiers carry out an inspection at the site of a blast in Jalalabad city (10 November 2014) Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The Taliban have stepped up violence against Afghan forces across the country ahead of the withdrawal of most Nato forces at the end of this year

At least 10 policemen have been killed in two bombings in eastern Afghanistan, police say.

Seven officers died when a suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in Logar province. Reports say the bomber was wearing police uniform.

Another three policemen were killed near Jalalabad in Nangarhar province when a remote-controlled bomb went off.

The Taliban claimed both blasts. It is unclear who was behind a third bomb, in Kabul, which injured three on Monday.

The bomb was planted in a flower bed near a university in the capital.

Kabul authorities are still investigating how a suicide bomber was able to enter the offices of the city's police chief and kill a senior officer on Sunday.

Police chief Zahir Zahir was not present at the time of the attack, but his chief of staff Yassin Khan was killed and six others wounded.

The incident took place in one of the most fortified areas of the capital.

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Image caption Questions are being asked as to how the bomber on Sunday was able to evade heavy security at the police base

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