Twin suicide attacks kill 27 policemen, wound 40 others in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, June 30 (KUNA) — At least 27 newly graduated policemen were killed and 40 others injured in twin suicide bombing by Taliban rebels in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul on Thursday, said officials.
A senior intelligence official at the district police headquarter in Kabul, Mir Hatam confirming the casualties told media that two Taliban suicide bombers attacked three buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul.
He further said that the police officers were traveling from Maidan Wardak to Kabul when they came under attack in the Paghman district. The security forces cordoned off the area and a probe into the incident went underway.
The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals where the death toll is feared to rise as condition of many wounded people was reported critical.
According to local media, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility of the attack saying that police officers were targeted by two suicide attackers belonging to the group.
Earlier this month, an attack by Taliban on a bus carrying Nepali security guards working for the Canadian embassy in Kabul killed at least 14 people. (end) sbk.mt

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