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3 cops killed in separate attacks

18 December, 2012

ASADABAD: A roadside bomb killed two police while a police officer was killed in a gun attack by Taliban in Kunar province, police said Monday.

A police vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Wali Qala area on Asadabad road, limits of Sokair district, at approximately 1:00 p.m. (local time), Awaz Muhammad Naziri, police chief of Kunar province, told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

As a result, he said, two police were killed and another wounded.

Meanwhile, a police officer was killed after Taliban gunmen attacked combined force in the limits of Marawara district, Naziri said.

He said the combined troops were on way to Asadabad from Marawara when came under attack, adding a police officer was injured in the attack and later succumbed to wounds.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, however, told AIP that a heavy clash took place between Taliban and security forces in Warsak area of Marawar district in which, he claimed, a commander among five police were killed.

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