Bomb attacks Afghan provincial police HQ kills one

The unidentified attacker approached the police compound in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, wearing a police uniform but was stopped by a guard at the entrance

Bomb attacks Afghan provincial police HQ kills one

World Bulletin/News Desk

An attacker wearing a police uniform attacked a provincial police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one officer and wounding four other people, an official said.

The unidentified attacker approached the police compound in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, wearing a police uniform but was stopped by a guard at the entrance, said Farid Ahmad Obaidi, a spokesman for the Helmand provincial police chief.

The bomber detonated his suicide vest, killing one nearby police officer and wounding three other police and an army soldier, he said.

Taliban has been stepping up attacks in Helmand. In 2009, a U.S. troop surge focussed on wresting back control of the strategic province.

Most U.S. troops withdrew from Helmand earlier this year, and Afghan security forces have been fighting insurgents there.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ekim 2014, 11:10
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