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Grenade Attack Kills Senior Afghan Police Official

(RFE/RL) May 31, 2006 -- Officials in Afghanistan say Taliban fighters fired a grenade at a police vehicle in the southwestern Zabul Province overnight, killing a senior police official.

At least three police officers were injured in the attack.

The group was part of a reinforcement sent to help a police force who had come under Taliban attack.

An unnamed official said more than 10 police were killed in the assault.

Separately, in neighboring Oruzgan Province, suspected Taliban attacked a police base in the district of Chora. Details about the incident are unclear.

(compiled from agency reports)

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