Official: Roadside Bomb Kills 5 Afghan Policemen

Published February 11, 2012 9:45AM (EST)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan government official says five policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

The deputy governor of Uruzgan province, Haji Khubirahim, says the policemen were patrolling in their vehicle when it hit a roadside mine in Chanartu district.

He says one civilian also was wounded in the blast, which occurred early on Saturday morning.

By Salon Staff

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