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Jun 08, 2009
Five cops among 13 killed in Afghanistan

A bomb planted by Taliban killed the police chief of Sar Hawza district in southern Paktika province, a provincial government spokesman said. “The convoy was moving from Urgun district to Sar Hawza district when a roadside bomb exploded,” spokesman Hamidullah Jawak said.

The administrative head of the district, which is near the border with Pakistan, was wounded in the attack. Separately, in the same district, Taliban militants attacked security guards working for a private construction company and killed five of them, Jawak said.

Four more policemen were killed after their post was attacked by Taliban, riding motorbikes, in the northwestern province of Faryab, provincial police chief Khalilullah Ziayee told AFP. The Taliban also suffered casualties, the police chief said, but he had no details.

In volatile Kandahar province, a mother and her son were killed when a motorbike they were riding was blown up by a roadside bomb, also on Sunday, the interior ministry said, blaming the attack on Taliban. “Two civilians, a mother and a son, were killed when a mine planted by the militants exploded under their motorbike,” the statement said. On Saturday an army soldier was killed in a gun battle with Taliban, which also left two rebels dead in the central province of Ghazni, the provincial police chief said.

(Source: "Five cops among 13 killed in Afghanistan:, // 8 June 2009)

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