Roadside bomb kills 10 Afghan police officers
KABUL - The Associated Press
People react seconds after a suicide blast targeting a Shi'ite Muslim gathering in Kabul December 6, 2011. REUTERS PhotoAfghan officials say a roadside bombing has killed 10 police officers and wounded one other in southwestern Helmand province.
A spokesman for the provincial governor, Daud Ahmadi, and police chief Haji Abdul Marjan said that Thursday's explosion destroyed a police pickup truck as it drove through Zarghun Kalay village in Helmand's Nad Ali district.
Both officials said the officers had left a training center and were headed home when their vehicle struck the bomb.
Marjan says they drove along the same road every day. Ahmadi says eight of those killed were new recruits.