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6 police officers killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

At least six police officers have been killed in an attack by the Taliban militant group in southern Afghanistan.

Four officers were also wounded when an assailant drove his explosive-laden vehicle into the police headquarters in the Maiwand district of Kandahar Province on Friday.

The Taliban were quick to claim responsibility for the attack.

Kandahar police spokesman Ghorzang Afridi said “all victims were local policemen.”

Another report put the death toll at eight.

Separately, Kandahar’s police chief General Abdul Raziq said that a motorcycle bomb blast in a Shia neighborhood in the western Herat Province had killed four civilians on Thursday.

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group took responsibility for that attack.

Afghanistan is still suffering from insecurity and violence years after the United States and its allies invaded the country as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The invasion removed the Taliban from power, but militancy continues to this day.

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