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12 Afghan police slain in suicide attack

By Masoud Popalzai, for CNN
updated 8:43 AM EDT, Fri July 5, 2013

(CNN) -- A suicide bomber killed at least 12 police officers and wounded five others in southern Afghanistan on Friday, a provincial governor's spokesman said.

The incident occurred at a reserve police officers unit in the Uruzgan provincial capital of Tarinkot. It follows an attack earlier this week in Kabul, when militants struck a compound housing NATO suppliers and killed seven people.

This comes as the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force plans to withdraw all international combat troops by the end of 2014 but to keep a residual force in the country to help train Afghans and carry out counterterrorism operations when needed. The size of that force remains under discussion.

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