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Tuesday
Apr102012

Suicide Attacks in Afghanistan Leave Several Cops Dead

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Suicide attacks in western and southern Afghanistan on Tuesday left over a dozen people dead, including 11 police officers, according to local authorities.

In one attack, a suicide bomber driving a four wheel drive vehicle detonated his explosives at the entrance of the Guzara district building in Herat province.  The provincial police chief says more than 10 people were killed, including three policeman, and more than 20 others were injured.

Three other suicide bombers, armed with rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, attacked the police office in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province.  A spokesperson for the provincial governor says one attacker detonated his explosives at the entrance of the building, while the other two attackers were killed by police.  Eight policemen died in the attack and a few others were wounded.

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