Roadside bomb kills six Afghan police
A roadside bomb killed six police officers in central Afghanistan`s Ghazni province on Monday, the local police chief said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.
Ghazni: A roadside bomb
killed six police officers in central Afghanistan`s Ghazni
province on Monday, the local police chief said, in an
attack claimed by the Taliban.
"The police officers were coming to Ghazni police
headquarters from Khugyani district when they were hit by a
roadside bomb," Delawar Zahid, the provincial police chief
"Their vehicle was totally destroyed, and no one
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed credit
for the attack in a text message to AFP, saying the Islamist
militia had planted the bomb in order to hit the police
International and Afghan forces frequently clash with
Taliban militants in the restive province of Ghazni.
The Taliban have increasingly targeted Afghan security
forces, and also claimed they were behind an audacious assault
inside the defence ministry in Kabul on Monday that killed at
least two Afghan soldiers.
The Islamist militia said the target of that attack
was the French defence minister Gerard Longuet, who is
visiting Afghanistan but was not in the building at the time.
Afghan troops are due to take increasing
responsibility for security in their own country in the coming
years as international troops hand over control of security, a
process due to be completed in 2014.
Around 130,000 international troops are deployed in
Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, who have been waging a
vicious insurgency since they were ousted from government in
the 2001 US-led invasion.