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Afghan insurgents kill 3 policemen

3 police officers were killed by insurgents in an attack on a police post in Kabul

Police in eastern Afghanistan say three members of

an elite strike force have been killed in an overnight attack by

insurgents.

The police chief of Paktia province,Azizudin Wardak,says

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insurgents launched an attack on a police post on the outskirts of the

provincial capital. When a rapid-response police force rushed to aid

the fight,the militants detonated a roadside bomb,killing three

officers including the strike force’s commander.

One police officer was wounded in the gun-battle Thursday night,

but the small group of insurgents retreated after the bomb was

detonated.

The Al-Qaida-affiliated Haqqani faction of the Afghan Taliban is

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active in Paktia as well as in nearby Khost province near the

Pakistan border.

First published on: 12-03-2010 at 11:35:46 am
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