18 Jun '12, 3pm

Suicide bomber kills Afghan Local Police commander

A suicide bomber killed a commander of the Afghan Local Police, three policemen, and several civilians in an attack in Kapisa province earlier today. The suicide attack took place near the district headquarters in the Tagab district, a known safe haven for Taliban and Hizb-i-Islami fighters in Kapisa province [for more information on insurgent groups in Kapisa, see LWJ report, Taliban suicide bomber kills 4 French soldiers ]. The commander of the Afghan Local police in the area, his son, two policemen, and five civilians were killed in the blast, according to Al Jazeera . Pajwhok Afghan News confirmed that the police commander, who is known as Karimullah, and his son were killed in a suicide attack. The International Security Assistance Force confirmed that an attack had taken place, but said that "insurgents detonated a remote-controlled bomb in a crowded market area." Th...

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