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Three police officers killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
Smoke billows as Afghan security stands guard outside an army recruitment center in Kandahar in early April.
Smoke billows as Afghan security stands guard outside an army recruitment center in Kandahar in early April.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The deadliest of the attacks occurs in Paktia province
  • Along with the deaths, that attack injured two police officers
  • The Taliban claims responsibility for that attack
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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least three people were killed in one of three attacks in Afghanistan Thursday morning, officials said.

The deadly attack occurred in Paktia province near a police station, said Azad Gull, a district governor.

Four suicide bombers attacked the police station and one was able to get inside and detonate his explosives, Gull said. Three police officers were killed in the attack and two were injured, Gull said.

A Taliban spokesman said his organization was responsible of the attack.

"(We) have killed many local policemen during the attack on a local police center," said Zabiullah Mojahed, the spokesman.

Police were able to shoot and kill one of the attackers before he could detonate his bomb and the other two attackers were unaccounted for, Gull said.

Two women were injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in an area of Kandahar Thursday, police said.

Also three police officers and a civilian were wounded after a truck exploded near a district governor's office in southeast Kabul.

 
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