Breaking News Bar
updated: 3/3/2014 11:05 AM

Afghan officials say roadside bomb kills 5 police

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A police official says a roadside bomb destroyed a police vehicle in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province, killing five policemen and wounding one.

District Police Chief Wali Dad Khan said the explosion occurred Monday evening.

Roadside bombs have become the deadliest weapons in insurgents' arsenal. In the last year the Afghan National Security Forces have taken over security of the country from international combat troops, who are packing up and pulling out by the end of this year.

Since taking over, their casualty rates have soared. According to government figures as many as 100 police and soldiers are killed each month in Afghanistan.

Share this page
  • This article filed under:
  • News
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.