Roadside bombs kill Afghan police commander, councilmen
Roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan have killed an Afghan police commander, another officer and three provincial councilmen, officials said on Sunday, DPA reported.
The three separate roadside bombings took place in Uruzgan province, when the victims' vehicles struck bombs planted by militants, the officials said.
On Sunday noon, a roadside bomb struck a police vehicle in Trinkot, the provincial capital of Uruzgan province, killing Tor Jan, a police commander along with fellow police officer, Farid Ayel, the provincial governor spokesman said.
He said that Tor Jan was on a patrol when the bomb planted by Taliban militants along the road was detonated remotely.
Separately, in Gezab district of the same province, two roadside bombs struck two vehicles carrying the district's local council members, killing three of them and injuring two others, Sayed Hamdard, Uruzgan's governor spokesman said.
Hamdard blamed Taliban militants for the bombing but the militants were not immediately available for comment.