- Title: AFGHANISTAN: BOMB KILLS FOUR POLICE OFFICERS IN AFGHANISTAN
- Date: 16th December 2004
- Summary: (W5)KHOST, AFGHANISTAN (DECEMBER 15, 2004) (REUTERS) 1. SLV OF POLICE TRUCK DESTROYED IN BOMB WITH AFGHAN OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING SCENE 0.03 2. CU BELONGINGS OF THOSE KILLED IN BOMB 0.09 3. SLV DOOR OF POLICE TRUCK 0.13 4. SLV OFFICIALS COLLECTING DEBRIS 0.21 5. LV OF SCENE WITH U.S. SOLDIERS TALKING WITH AFGHAN OFFICIALS 0.23 6. SLV/SV U.S. SOLDIERS SEARCHING AREA (2 SHOTS) 0.32 7. SLV SOLDIERS TALKING WITH LOCALS 0.37 8. SLV/SV DAMAGED POLICE TRUCK (2 SHOTS) 0.42 9. SLV AFGHAN AND U.S. SOLDIERS 0.44 10. LV OF DAMAGED POLICE TRUCK AND SOLDIERS 0.48 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 31st December 2004 12:00
- Location: KHOST, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Reuters ID: LVA56CB8F5AZ91T2MDVWKJN1D6K
- Story Text: Bomb kills four police officers in Afghanistan.
A bomb detonated by remote control killed four
Afghan police officers and wounded two others on Thursday
(December 16, 2004) in the southern province of Khost, a senior
police official told Reuters.
Khost, on the border with Pakistan's troubled
Waziristan tribal agencies, is one of the main centres of
activity for Taliban guerrillas fighting a three-year-old
insurgency against government and U.S.-led forces.
On Monday, provincial security forces requested support
from U.S. forces against a militant nest, and seven rebel
fighters were killed by ensuing U.S. artillery fire.
U.S. and Afghan security forces have detained at least
27 suspected militants since Saturday night, half of them
in Kandahar, another southern province.
One of the captured men was described by the Kandahar
authorities as Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar's
personal security chief.
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