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Attacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers

Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of an attack in the city of Jalalabad August 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Parwiz)

KABUL, Afghanistan: Attacks in Afghanistan have killed three policemen and four Afghan soldiers, officials said Tuesday.

A suicide car bombing killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial governor.

The bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle among a group of Afghan security forces in Ghani Khil district Tuesday morning, killing the three policemen. The explosion also wounded two people, a civilian and a local policeman, the spokesman added.

In the western Herat province, the Taliban killed four Afghan soldiers Monday night in the Chishti Sharif district, a military spokesman said.

The spokesman, Najibullha Najibi, says the Taliban attacked an army post, setting off clashes that also left 10 Taliban fighters dead.

The attacks were the latest in the countdown to the withdrawal of NATO-led combat troops by the end of the year.

 

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