Bomb kills seven in Nimroz province

December 21, 2012 - 1:45:27 am
HERAT: A roadside bomb targeting a police pickup truck killed two policemen and five civilians in southwestern Afghanistan yesterday, the provincial authorities said.
The vehicle was blown up in the city of Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province, acting provincial police chief Mohammad Rahim Chakhansori told journalists.
Provincial governor Sarwar Sobat confirmed the death toll, saying a policewoman was wounded in the attack.
Afghan forces are often the victims of attacks by Taliban insurgents as they increasingly take control of security before the withdrawal of Nato troops from the country by 2014.