2 Policemen Killed in Uruzgan Roadside Bomb

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Two policemen were killed and one was injured in a roadside bomb blast in the southern Uruzgan province Monday morning, local officials said.

The blast took place at about 10:00 am local time in the provincial capital Tarinkot when a police vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, provincial police chief spokesman Farid Ayel told TOLOnews.

The victims were taken to a nearby hospital in the city.

Ayel believed that Taliban insurgents were behind the blast, but no group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast.

Recently, Afghan security forces took on greater security responsibilities for the province from the departing Australian troops.

Australia has around 1,094 soldiers in Afghanistan, most of whom are based in the province.

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