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Car bomb kills three police in Afghanistan: official: JALALABAD, Afghanistan: A car bomb in eastern Afghanistan

Car bomb kills three police in Afghanistan: official: JALALABAD, Afghanistan: A car bomb in eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: Three policemen were killed and six others wounded on Thursday when a bomb planted inside their minibus exploded in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said. The blast claimed by the Taliban took place in Jalalabad, the de facto capital of eastern Afghanistan, which borders Pakistan and frequently witnesses heavy fighting. Militants have launched a string of recent attacks against Afghan security forces, who are due to take increased responsibility from foreign troops as they withdraw in a transition due to conclude in 2014. "The explosive material was set in the bus and went off when the policemen were en route to work" Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, provincial spokesman told AFP. "There were three police officers killed and six others wounded in the incident." He added that an investigation had been launched. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed res...

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