Bombs kill Afghan family, policemen

February 04, 2013 - 12:00:00 am
KANDAHAR: Taliban roadside bombs killed five civilians, including a family of four, and two police officers in the country’s troubled south at the weekend, officials said yesterday.
The family — mother, father and two daughters aged eight and nine — died along with their driver in Helmand province’s Khanishin district when their vehicle hit an improvised bomb late Saturday.
Two police officers were killed on the same day in a similar bomb attack in Musa Qala district, another restive part of Helmand where insurgents have an active presence, the local district governor Nemat Khan said. The officers were on a routine patrol when their pick-up truck was blown up.