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Suicide bomber kills two Afghan police

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  • Attacker detonated himself after approaching police chief in Helmand province
  • Taliban attacks in the last two days have killed 10 police officers
  • Also Wednesday, a suicide bomber waiting for NATO forces killed three civilians
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KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A suicide bomber killed two police officers in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday -- the latest of several attacks that have killed at least 10 officers in the last two days.

An attacker approached the police chief in the Gereshk district of southern Helmand province around 8 a.m. local time, according to the chief, Khairuddin Shuja. Two officers shot the attacker, but the attacker managed to detonate explosives, killing two officers and wounding three others, Shuja said.

Two separate incidents on Tuesday killed eight police officers.

In one incident, three police officers were killed while on patrol when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Badghis province of western Afghanistan, said Ali Khan, a police official in the region.

In the other incident, Taliban forces attacked a police outpost in the rugged Qunar province, near the Pakistani border, said Abdul Jalal Jalal, the provincial police chief in Qunar. The attack killed five officers and wounded seven others, he said. Police fought back, he said, and killed and wounded an unknown number of Taliban fighters.

Also on Wednesday, a suicide bomber waiting for Afghan and NATO forces in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province blew himself up as security forces tried to detain him, killing three civilians and wounding 15 people, mostly civilians, said Sahib Jan, a senior police official. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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