Suicide Attack Kills 12 Police In South Afghanistan
[AnNahar] A jacket wallah killed 12 coppers in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan on Friday when he went
kaboom! inside a cop shoppe as officers ate lunch in a dining hall, officials said.
The bomber targeted a base used to patrol the main road from Uruzgan to neighboring Kandahar province, through one of Afghanistan's most volatile regions where Talibs have a strong presence.
"A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a battalion station in Tirin Kot, the scenic provincial capital," Abdullah Hemat, the Uruzgan governor's front man, told Agence La Belle France Presse.
"The bomber, who was on foot and wearing a boom jacket, went
kaboom! while the coppers were having lunch. As a result, 12 coppers were killed and five others maimed," he said.
The attack was the second suicide strike in Afghanistan on Friday after another bomber let 'er rip at a border crossing with Pakistain, killing two people including a senior Afghan police commander.
The attacker had crossed from Pakistain to Spin Boldak on the Afghan side, Afghan officials said.
The Chaman crossing is a key route from the Pak city of Quetta, which gives its name to the Taliban leadership council, and Kandahar, the insurgency's heartland in southern Afghanistan.
"A suicide bomber wearing a vest of explosives crossed the border into Kandahar's Spin Boldak district this morning and went
kaboom!, killing two," Javed Faisal, front man for the Kandahar governor, told Agence La Belle France Presse.
"A top border police commander and a civilian were killed, and eight others, including two border police and civilians were maimed," he added.
Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq confirmed the attack. Pak officials gave no immediate comment.
Afghan officials say many suicide kaboomers who strike in Afghanistan are trained in Pakistain, where the Taliban have rear bases and where some its leaders are believed to be based.
Islamabad denies allowing the Afghan Taliban to operate bases in its territory and says it will do everything asked to facilitate Afghan attempts to broker a peace deal to end 12 years of war.
In recent weeks, Taliban bully boyz have accelerated their campaign of suicide attacks and roadside kabooms against Afghan officials and Afghan and U.S.-led NATO
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On Monday, a Taliban suicide attack killed nine people in Kabul including four Nepalese, one Briton and a Romanian.
Around 100,000 NATO troops based in Afghanistan are handing over security responsibility to Afghan forces before the international combat mission ends next year.
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