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Suicide attack kills three at Afghan police station

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Map of Afghaniistan. Image source lonelyplanet

Map of Afghaniistan. Image source lonelyplanet

A SUICIDE bomber attacked a police station in the provincial capital of Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, killing three people, a doctor at a local hospital that received the bodies said yesterday.

Provincial police chief Gen. Nabi Jan Mullahkhail said three people were wounded when a suicide bomber struck the gate of the compound in Lashkar Gah late Sunday, allowing two other militants to enter. He declined to elaborate, AP reported.

But Dr. Darwesh at the Emergency hospital, an international charity, said it had received the bodies of two policemen and one civilian. Another 11 people wounded in the attack are being treated there, he said. He asked that his last name not be published because he was not authorized to brief the media.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in an email to media.

Helmand province is a stronghold of the Taliban, who have been fighting the Kabul government for more than a decade.


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