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6 ANA troops dead, 10 wounded Cops among 6 injured in 2 back-to-back explosion

27 November, 2012

KABUL/JALALABAD: Defence ministry on Monday said six Afghan National Army (ANA) troops were killed and 10 more wounded during separate hostile incidents over the past 24 hours.

The ANA troops were killed and wounded in explosions and direct attacks while discharging security responsibilities in Ghazni, Helmand, Uruzgan, Wardak and Faryab province, the defence ministry said in a statement.

It said two anti-government gunmen were killed by combined force in Charchino district of Uruzgan while three suspects were detained in Kandahar city and Muhammad Agha district of Logar province, adding the security force also recovered 450 kg of explosions in Narkh district of Wardak province.

Meanwhile, two police among six persons were wounded in two back-to-back bomb explosions in Haska Maina district of eastern Ningarhar province this morning, sources said Monday.

A roadside bomb exploded near a police vehicle in Baghiband Kandao area of Haska Maina at about 7:30 a.m. (local time), injuring two police, security forces told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

The sources said another bomb went off in the same area when people gathered there to assist police, adding four civilians were wounded in the second blast.

According to security forces the police vehicle was also severely damaged in the first blast.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the bomb explosions as a local Taliban commander told journalists that the explosions left 15 cops dead and wounded.

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