Suicide car bomber kills 3 Afghan police officers
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide attacker blew up an explosives-packed car Friday while it was being inspected at a border police checkpoint that had been set up in southern Afghanistan because of a warning of an imminent attack. Three officers were killed.
To the difference news that’s ten Afghan police officers were killed Sunday when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the main police compound in the southern town of Lashkar Gah, in the first major attack of its kind in an area where Afghans recently assumed full security responsibility from the NATO-led troops.
To the difference news that’s a NATO airstrike killed three Afghan police officers on Sunday in what Afghan officials said was friendly fire. Two more police officers died Monday in a suicide car bomb attack in the southern Taliban stronghold of Kandahar Province. Also on Monday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to meet with President Hamid Karzai and an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to assess progress toward the transfer of military authority to the country.
Total news of a suicide car bomb has exploded in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, killing at least eight people and injuring scores more, police said. The resurgent Taliban guerrillas, fighting to drive out foreign forces and government, claimed responsibility bombing for the attack which targeted a police station.
The officers were on a routine patrol at the entrance of the compound when the attack happened, said Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province. One child was also killed in the strike that left behind seven other police officers wounded, he said.
A patrolman and an officer – were among the dead, said Abdul-Hakim Isaqzai, chief of Khost province the police, near Pakistan borders.
"It was very powerful, it shook Khost city," he said of the blast.
The police chief said security forces had surrounded the neighbor hood and ambulances were transporting the injured to medical facilities.