Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Afghanistan

Five Killed, 15 Wounded In Afghan Bombing

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Four police officers and one civilian have been killed in a bombing in northeastern Afghanistan.

Provincial officials said the remote-controlled bomb killed a commander of the U.S.-funded force known as the Afghan Local Police, his son, two of his guards, and a civilian in a bazaar in Tagab district of Kapisa Province.

At least 15 other people, mostly civilians, were reported injured in the blast.

Earlier this month, four French soldiers and two of their Afghan interpreters were killed in a suicide attack in Kapisa Province, where most of the French troops in Afghanistan are stationed.

The 3,400 French troops that have been deployed in Afghanistan are scheduled to be withdrawn from the country by the end of this year.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and AP
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