Afghanistan: 12 killed in violence

KABUL – On Tuesday twelve people, including seven policemen, were killed in violence in Afghanistan, local officials said.

Five policemen were killed by a bomb blast in the district of Pusht Rod (West), said Ghulam Malayar Gawas, deputy chief of police in Farah province.

Two other policemen were killed in an ambush by Taliban near Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar province (east), according to Din Mohammad Darwesh, spokesman for the provincial governor.

Finally, four employees of the Afghan Ministry of Education and a bodyguard were killed by the Taliban in the east. Khorshid Aman, head of Urgun district in Paktika province, said the group was heading Sharan, the capital of the province, when their two vehicles were ambushed.

The top official in charge of education in the province and another group member were injured in the attack.

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