Third bomb attack in 24 hrs kills eight Afghan police

  • A roadside bomb killed eight policemen in Afghanistan's unstable southern province of Kandahar; it was the third deadly attack by insurgents against police in 24 hours. Twenty policemen have been killed across Afghanistan since Saturday, a level of violence that underlines concern over how the 350,000 strong Afghan security forces will manage once most NATO led troops withdraw by the end of next year. In the latest attack, police in Kandahar had just finished defusing a roadside bomb and arrested three men suspected of being Taliban insurgents when the blast occurred. Six policemen and a third Taliban suspect were wounded. This blast came hours after ten police officers, including the provincial counter-terrorism chief, were killed in an attack in northern Kunduz province. Another two police were killed in a bombing in eastern Ghazni province.