Sui­cide bomber kills 12 Afghan cops

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

KAN­DA­HAR: A sui­cide bomber killed 12 po­lice­men in the south­ern Afghan prov­ince of Uruz­gan yes­ter­day when he blew him­self up in­side a po­lice sta­tion as of­fi­cers ate lunch in a din­ing hall, of­fi­cials said.

The bomber tar­geted a base used to patrol the main road from Uruz­gan to neigh­bour­ing Kan­da­har, through one of Afghanistan’s most volatile re­gions where Tal­iban mil­i­tants have a strong pres­ence.

“A sui­cide bomber det­o­nated his ex­plo­sives in a bat­tal­ion sta­tion in Tirin Kot, the provin­cial cap­i­tal,” Ab­dul­lah He­mat, the Uruz­gan gover­nor’s spokesman, said.

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