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Scene of today's bombing in Kandahar (AFP)
May 17, 2007 -- A series of explosions killed at least eight police officers in Afghanistan today.
The first was a roadside bomb that killed four police officers in the southern city of Kandahar.
As police carried away the bodies, a second blast killed three more officers and injured a cameraman for the Al-Jazeera television network.
In the northeastern province of Badakhshan, a bomb exploded near the vehicle of the provincial police chief, killing one of his body guards.
Two Afghan civilians were reported killed when a bomb targeted a police vehicle in southeastern Paktiya Province.
(Reuters, AP, AFP)
A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)
HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.
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