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Roadside Blast Kills Six Police In Southern Afghanistan

Police at the site of a suicide attack in Kandahar in January (epa) 5 February 2006 -- A roadside bomb has reportedly killed six police officers and wounded another four in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar Province.

A local police chief, Mohammad Nabi, said the bomb went off along a road north of the city of Kandahar as the police officers were passing in a vehicle.

He blamed Taliban insurgents for the blast.

The Taliban, which has been battling U.S. and government forces since they were ousted in 2001, have claimed responsibility for most of a recent wave of blasts in southern and eastern Afghanistan.

At least 28 people were killed on 3-4 February in fighting between Taliban insurgents and police and Afghan soldiers in the southern province of Helmand.

(Reuters, AP)

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