National News

Roadside bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen

By The Associated Press

KABUL - An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has stuck a police car in eastern Laghman province, killing three officers.

Sarhadi Zwak, the provincial governor's spokesman, says the attack took place on Thursday morning in Badpakh district. He says four policemen were also wounded in the explosion.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing but roadside bombs targeting Afghan troops and security forces are a common insurgent tactic of the Taliban.

Also, Afghan civilians increasingly find themselves under fire as the U.S.-led military coalition prepares to pull out of the country by the end of the year and Afghan forces take the lead in operations against the Taliban.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Barriere Chamber plans “exciting year”
 
Keystone XL's pyrrhic victory in US Congress
 
ICBC frauds include fires, faked thefts
Picket lines remain at Naramata Centre
 
RCMP arrest three suspects
 
Hot history: A look back at the development of the Lakelse hot springs
Women well represented as Liberal candidates in upcoming federal election in the Okanagan
 
Police seek help in series of robberies
 
Prince Rupert emergency personnel honour fallen officer

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.