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Latest update : 2009-02-02

A suicide bomber attacked a police compound in Tirin Kot, provincial capital of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, killing at least 18 police officers. This comes a day after a suicide attack on a French convoy in Kabul.

REUTERS - A suicide bomber killed 18 police in Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan on Monday, the provincial police chief said.

 

The police were inside a compound in Tirin Kot, Uruzgan's provincial capital, when the bomber made his way in and blew up explosives attached to his body, Juma Gul Hemat told Reuters.

 

"Eight other police have been wounded in the attack which killed 18 police," he said.

 

Monday's blast was the worst attack on the police in recent months in Afghanistan where Taliban-led insurgents have stepped up their suicide strikes and roadside bomb raids against Afghan and foreign forces.

Date created : 2009-02-02

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