Policemen among 11 killed or injured in Ghazni suicide bombing
By Ghanizada - Mon Jan 06 2014, 8:17 pm
At least three Afghan Local Police (ALP) officers were killed and eight others including two policemen were injured following a suicide attack in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan on Monday.
Deputy provincial governor, Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, said the incident took place late Monday evening in Andar district.
Mr. Ahmadi further added that the suicide bomber targeted a security check post of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces in Sardar Qala area, leaving three ALP officers dead and eight others injured.
He said, two women and four kids were also among those injured following the explosion.
In the meantime, Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban group, said 27 policemen were killed following the suicide attack which was carried out by a Taliban fighter.
However, local officials deny the Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid’s claims.
Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in south-eastern Afghanistan, where Taliban militants are openly operating in a number of its districts.
The head of the public uprising forces against the Taliban militants, commander Shaheen was killed following a suicide attack in this province on Saturday.