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Four policemen killed at Afghan checkpoint

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 13:09

Kandahar: An official says four Afghan policemen have been killed in a volatile area in southern Afghanistan.
Helmand province spokesman Daoud Ahmadi says the pre-dawn attack occurred on Tuesday at a checkpoint near the Information and Cultural Affairs Ministry`s directorate in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.
Ahmadi says it`s not clear who killed the officers and that an investigation is under way.

Taliban militants frequently target Afghan security forces and officials to undermine the US-backed government.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 13:09
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