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Two Dead After Suicide Bombers Hit Afghan Police

KANDAHAR (Reuters) -- Two suicide bombers detonated explosives inside the headquarters of the main police station in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing two police officers and wounding 29 people, police said.

The blasts occurred hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up in an attack on an Italian convoy in western Herat, but there were no casualties.

A senior border police commander, Abdul Razaaq, was among the 25 officers who were wounded in the Kandahar explosions, Police Chief Matiuallah told reporters. The others wounded were civilians.

Police cordoned off the roads leading to the police headquarters.

The attack is the latest in worsening violence in recent months in Afghanistan where the Al-Qaeda-backed Taliban have made a comeback.

About 2,500 people, including 1,000 civilians, have been killed in fighting in the first six months this year, aid agencies say.