Kandahar: Six police officers were killed in two insurgent attacks in volatile southern
Afghanistan, police said on Tuesday.
In one attack, five policemen were killed when a bomb
tore through their vehicle in Helmand province`s Khanishin
district late yesterday, deputy provincial police chief
Kamaluddin Khan said to a news agency.
He blamed the bombing on Taliban insurgents who have been
fighting the Western-backed government in Kabul since they
were removed from power in the late 2001 US-led invasion.
Cheap and easy to make, improvised bombs are the
Taliban`s choice weapon against Afghan and Western military
The sixth police officer was killed when militants armed
with rockets and machine guns attacked a police post in
Helmand`s Musa Qala district, Khan said.
Afghan police have suffered more casualties in the nearly
nine-year war than their better armed counterparts in the
Afghan army and US-led coalition force.
There are close to 150,000 US and NATO forces deployed in