Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan police

Eight policemen were killed when a roadside bomb struck a police van in Jauzjan province, 390 km north of Afghan capital city Kabul on Thursday, a private television channel reported.“The gruesome incident happened in Faizabad district today when a police vehicle ran over a mine,” Tolo television aired in its news bulletin.

Anti-government Taliban militants had planted the mine, the television quoted police spokesman in northern region Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai as saying. Taliban insurgents, fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops stationed in Afghanistan have accelerated their activities since launching spring.

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