Afghan Police: Gunmen Kill 8 Officers in Southern AfghanistanBy VOA News
04 July 2008


Afghan police say gunmen have killed eight officers at a police post in the country's south.

A local police chief says the attack occurred late Thursday in the Panjawi district of Kandahar province. He says the attackers threw a grenade at the post before firing shots.

At least one other officer was wounded in the incident, and two are missing.

The area is known to be a stronghold for Taliban insurgents, but it is not clear if militants were responsible for this attack. An investigation is under way.

In a separate incident, police say a roadside bomb struck a police vehicle in central Ghazni province, killing at least two officers and wounding several others.

Authorities blamed Taliban militants for the attack.
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