Afghanistan: 11 killed in a suicide bombing at the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah (South)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan –On Sunday a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing at least 11 dead at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

Ten policemen and a child were killed and at least 12 others injured in the blast that dug a hole in the wall of the police, said Helmand provincial spokesman Daoud Ahmadi.

The Afghan authorities had officially taken there within two weeks control of security in the town of Lashkar Gah, capital of a province that is a stronghold of the insurgency. U.S. Marines were mobilized during the past year to try to push the Taliban.

The attack came as Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army, started the second day of a visit to Afghanistan.

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