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Policeman killed in Kandahar blast

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  A suicide bomber has attacked a police checkpoint in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday. A policeman stationed at the check-post was killed in the attack.

Local officials said that another policeman was injured in the attack.

The provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani said that a suicide attacker detonated an explosives-filled vest when a police officer stopped the bomber for search.

“The suicide attacker wanted to detonate the vest inside the police checkpoint,” he added.

The bombing took place in Soor Baghal area of the district.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, but it is the Taliban insurgents who are behind most of the attacks on security forces.

It worth mentioning that on Monday a female employee of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) was killed when two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on her in the city of Kandahar province.  However, no group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the incident is under investigation, UNAMA office said.

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