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Two police as many soldiers killed in explosion.

Byline: Abdullah Sarazawal

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Two police as many soldiers killed in explosion

Abdullah Sarazawal - Nov 13, 2008 - 17:37

SHARANA (PAN): Two Afghan National police (ANP) and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers died and six ANP wounded in two land mine blasts in southeastern Paktika province.

A security official of Paktika police headquarters told Pajhwok Afghan News the two successive blasts took place on Wednesday evening when Afghan police and coalition forces were on patrol.

He said two police were killed and two others wounded in the blast.

Colonel Muhammad Gul, spokesman for Tandar military corps in Paktia told Pajhwok Afghan News when ANA forces went to the area to help police another blast took place.

He said two ANA soldiers died in the blast while two others wounded.

Muhammad Iqbal, a local resident said when one blast took place, the forces got off the vehicles and another blast happened.

He said there may have been many casualties.

But coalition forces media office in the southeast zone told Pajhwok Afghan News two police were killed and two other wounded in the blast and the injured police were transferred to coalition forces hospital

He denied casualties to coalition forces.

But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed claimed they carried out the blasts and killed 15 foreign and Afghan troops.

Abdullah Sarazawal

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