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Two Police Killed In Afghan Bicycle Bomb Blast

An official in Afghanistan says two police officers have been killed in an explosion outside a bank in the city of Gardez, capital of the Paktiya Province.

Provincial government spokesman Rohullah Samoon is quoted as saying an “explosive-packed bicycle” was detonated on June 30 near a Kabul Bank branch.

He added that one police officer and two civilians were injured.

The spokesman said the target of the attack was not immediately clear, but said Taliban militants are suspected of responsibility.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa