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Official says suicide bomber kills 5 police in Afghanistan

AP  |  Kabul 

At least five policemen were killed by a suicide bomber using a military Humvee in Afghanistan's eastern province, an said today.

Arif Noori, governor's in Ghazni, said 26 others, including a and 18 police, were wounded in the attack in district.

The Humvee was taken earlier from Afghan forces by fighters in a separate attack, said Noori.

Also today, the Islamic State group in a statement claimed responsibility for Monday's attack outside the as employees were leaving work, killing 12 people.

According to Afghan officials, more than 30 others were wounded in the attack that took place in the capital

The have agreed to a cease-fire coinciding with the three-day holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of The holiday is set to begin later this week. The IS affiliate is not included in the cease-fire.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 13:15 IST
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