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At least six police officers killed in new Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

July 8, 2020

At least six police officers were killed in Taliban attacks in two Afghan provinces on Wednesday, while a missile struck near the location where Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a speech hours later, the authorities said.

A bomb explosion in southern Kandahar province killed three officers and injured 14 others, including civilians, in the attack on the police headquarters and office. Shah Wali Kot District Administrative Office.

The provincial governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Bahir Ahmadi, has indicated that the plan already included intelligence from the intelligence agency. “When the truck approached, security forces opened fire on it, but since the explosion was very strong, it damaged the facilities,” Ahmadi told DPA. A local politician has claimed the district police chief was injured, but the spokesman has denied this.

At least six police officers killed in new Taliban attacks in Afghanistan
At least six police officers killed in new Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

In addition, a roadside bomb explosion in Ghazni (southeast) killed three officers, including district chief Deh Yak, who was confirmed by a local officer. Both attacks have been claimed by the Taliban.

In Kapisa (northeast), according to a security source, a rocket hit near the place where he was supposed to give a Ghani speech during the day.