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Police officer killed in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan

A local police commandant and three other officers were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, local officials said.

The victim is the police chief in the Kuz Kunar district, Mir Zaman, according to the spokesman for the provincial governor Ataulá Jogyani, who said the attack took place in the main square of the city of the same name.

According to the spokesman quoted by Tolo News, eleven other people were injured, including two local agents. No group is currently responsible for the attack.

Police officer killed in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan
Police officer killed in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan

In addition, at least ten officers died in two separate incidents in Zabul province on Monday. In one of them, six police officers died and two were injured in the explosion of two bombs, while four other officers died in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint.

In addition, the Afghan army reported Tuesday that at least 16 Taliban militiamen have died and six others have been injured in clashes on the Kabul-Jalalabad road in Laghman province. In addition, according to the Jaama agency, Afghan forces confiscated some weapons and ammunition during the operation.

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