Twin landmine blasts kill 12 policemen in Afghanistan

Twin landmine blasts kill 12 policemen in Afghanistan
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  • calendar-gray 21 October 2020

At least 12 Afghan policemen were killed in twin landmine blasts in western Afghanistan, officials confirmed on Tuesday, APA reports citing Anadolu agency.

According to local authorities in the border province of Nimroz, the back-to-back explosions occurred in the Kang district, killing district police chief Dost Mohammed Hotak and 11 other officers. Bahram Haqmal, spokesman for the provincial administration, blamed Taliban insurgents for planting the mines.

The Taliban have yet to comment.

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