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Suicide bombing kills 2 police officers in eastern Afghanistan

By Qadir Sediqi, for CNN
updated 7:36 AM EST, Thu January 30, 2014

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least two police officers were killed and three others were wounded in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan, police said Thursday.

The attacker rammed his explosives-laden truck into a police security tower in Pachiragam district of Nangarhar province early Thursday, Hazrat Husain Mashriqiwal, a provincial police spokesman, told CNN.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement to the media.

READ: Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai orders release of prisoners seen as threat by U.S.

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