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Nine policemen killed in bombing in Afghanistan’s Balkh province

The blast took place near Alborz mountain in Chamtal district on Saturday.

world Updated: Apr 09, 2017 10:31 IST
Afghan policemen inspect vehicles at a checkpoint in Helmand province.
Afghan policemen inspect vehicles at a checkpoint in Helmand province. (Reuters FIle Photo )

Nine policemen were killed and five injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was struck by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan’s Balkh province, officials said on Sunday.

The blast took place near Alborz mountain in Chamtal district on Saturday when the police entered an area they had retaken from the Taliban, TOLO News quoted an official as saying.

Two of the five injured were in critical condition.