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Baghlan bombing leaves five policemen dead

AT Monitoring Desk

KABUL: At least five police officer have been killed and two others received injures after their vehicle smashed with a roadside bomb in northern Baghlan province, official said Sunday.

Abdul Wali Hameedi, administrative chief for Freng district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the police personnel, who had gone to Guzargah district on Saturday, were ambushed by militants on their way back.

He said the roadside bomb struck a Humvee, killing five police personnel and wounding two others.

Police spokesman Ahmad Javed Basharat confirmed the incident and said seven policemen had suffered casualties.

Abdul Fatah, a resident of Guzargah district, said a clash had been underway between security forces and Taliban in Jurab area over the past three days. He gave no information about casualties.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the rebels attacked a convoy of security forces in Guzargah district late on Saturday.

He added five policemen were killed and two others captured alive by the insurgents as a result of the ambush.

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