Blood is seen on the leg of an Afghan policeman after a suicide bomb attack near a building used by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kandahar October 31, 2011. Three Afghans including a police officer were killed in a suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar early on Monday, the interior ministry said, two days after a deadly bombing in the capital. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)At least five Afghan police officers were killed following a roadside bomb explosion in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan on Thursday.

According to local govenment officials, the incident took place on Thursday afternoon after a vehicle of the public order police forces struck with an improvised explosive device.

District police chief for Central Baghlan district, Sayed Mir Watandost confirming the report said the explosion left three Afghan police officers dead and two others injured.

Mr. Watandost further added that the health condition of the injured officers is critical, and have been taken to hospital for treatment.

Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the incident. A spokesman for the Taliban group, Zabiullah Mujahid has claimed that nine Afghan police officers were killed and several others were injured following the explosion.

However, local officials deny the Taliban group claims and said only five Afghan public order police officers were killed or injured.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.