Explosion leaves 4 Afghan policemen dead in Helmand

June 04, 2014 - 3:10:10 pm

KABUL: At least four Afghan policemen were martyred following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, Khaama press reported Wednesday .

Provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zwak, sid the incident took place late Tuesday in Sangin district.

Zwak further added that the vehicle of the Afghan policemen struck with the improvised explosive device (IED), leaving 4 policemen dead and another one injured.

He said the victims of the incident were members of the public order police forces.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Taliban militants and other insurgent groups frequently use improvised explosive device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target Afghan and coalition security forces.

Earlier Tuesday, at least 34 Taliban militants were killed following joint military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces.

    

The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Baghlan, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Uruzgan and Helmand provinces in the past 24 hours. (QNA)

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