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Bomb attacks kill 6 policemen, 3 civilians

world Updated: Jul 08, 2007 15:46 IST
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Six policemen and three civilians have been killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

A roadside bomb planted by insurgents struck a police van in Hazar district of the central Logar province on Saturday afternoon, killing three policemen and one passer-by, provincial deputy police chief Abdul Majid Latifi said.

Another explosion killed three Afghan policemen and two children at a police base in Sangin district of the southern Helmand province on Saturday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

"The explosive device was hidden in a wooden cart," said the statement, which blamed Taliban militants for the blast.

Sangin district chief Azatullah said about 10 people were also injured in the incident.

Due to rising Taliban insurgency, over 2,700 people, mostly Taliban militants have been killed in Afghanistan this year.

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