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Car bombing in Kandahar kills 1, senior police officer among 3 wounded

By Khaama Press - Sat Oct 29 2016, 11:46 am

afghanistran-car-bombingA car bomb attack rocked Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least one dead and three others wounded, including a senior police officer.

According to the local security officials, the suicide bomber targeted the police chief of Police District#9 Haji Farid.

Provincial police spokesman Zia Durani said one policeman lost his life in the attack and three others were wounded but Haji Farid survived the attack unhurt.

But another official speaking on the condition of anonymity said Haji Farid sustained minor injuries in the attack.

The official further added that a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was detonated as the vehicle convoy of the police forces was crossing the PD#9 of Kandahar city.

No group including the Taliban insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

The security situation in Kandahar province had improved during the recent months but the militant groups have been attempting to carry out attacks as they continue to destabilize the southern provinces, specifically the southern Helmand province.

At least 3 soldiers lost their lives and around 20 militants were killed after the Taliban insurgents launched a coordinated attack on an army base in Maiwand district earlier this month.

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