Blast wounds 5 policemen in south Afghan city
Five policemen were injured Tuesday when a bomb blasted in Kandahar city, capital of the same name Kandahar province, some 450 km south of Afghan capital of Kabul, a statement of provincial administration said, Xinhua reported.
"A unit of border police force was on routine patrol in sub- district nine of Kandahar city but at round 11:40 a.m. local time a roadside bomb was detonated near police vehicle. As a result five policemen slightly injured,"the statement said.
The statement blamed the enemies of peace and stability, a term use by Afghan officials referring to Taliban insurgents, for initiating the explosion.
However, Taliban militants who largely rely on roadside and suicide bombings have yet to make comments.
The southern Afghanistan has seen escalating violence and attacks against interest of government and international troops during the past couple of weeks as a suicide bomb attack in neighboring Helmand province claimed the life of the bomber and injured two civilians and a policeman on Monday.