Police chief among four killed in Afghan bomb blast
08 February, 2013
MAZAR-I-SHARIF: A remote-controlled bomb ripped through a police pick-up truck in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing a district police chief and his three bodyguards, officials said.
Three others were wounded in the attack, Balkh provincial governor's spokesman Farhad Munir said. Roadside bombs, either remotely-controlled or weight-detonated, are favourite weapons of the Taliban who have waged an 11-year war against the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.