Car explosion in Afghanistan’s Ghazni kills eight policemen

Last Modified Sunday, 2 June 2019 (14:39 IST)
Ghazni: At least eight policemen were killed and seven others were injured after a Taliban-hijacked military armored car laden with explosives rammed into a police building in the eastern Afghan province of on June 1, the local law enforcement agency said on Sunday.
 
The blast took place some 4 miles away from the provincial capital on Saturday evening, Sputnik reported.
 
“Unfortunately, eight personnel of Police Reserve Force unit were martyred and seven others suffered injuries, when a Taliban hijacked Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) vehicle full of explosives slammed the police military unit building, in the provincial capital Ghazni,” Adam Khan Sirat, a provincial police spokesperson said.
 
The local media outlet also recalled that a similar attack rocked the outskirts of the provincial capital last week, when a bomb-laden military vehicle exploded at a police checkpoint, killing two policemen and injuring 15 other people.
 
has long been suffering from political, social and security instability due to simmering insurgency, including that of the Taliban movement and the Islamic State terror organization. (UNI)