Update August 6, 2015

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Suicide blast targets Afghan police; 6 killed

Sumel Sarker

Afghanistan security personnel work at at the site of a suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. It comes a week after an audacious attack on the nation's parliament, which highlighted the ability of insurgents, who have been fighting to overthrow the Kabul government for almost 14 years, to enter the highly fortified capital to stage deadly attacks. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Suicide blast targets Afghan police; 6 killed

06 August 2015, Nirapad News: At least six people, including three police officers, have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan.

A lorry filled with explosives was detonated outside a police compound in Puli Alam, capital of Logar province, officials said.

The Taliban said it had carried out the attack.

It is the first major attack since the militants confirmed last week that their leader, Mullah Omar, was dead.

“The bomb was huge and it was carried by a mini-truck,” said provincial Governor Aleem Fedaee.

“It inflicted a lot of damage to the civilians and broke windows even a kilometre away.”

At least 13 people were wounded, medical officials said.

In a statement, the Taliban said it had targeted military and paramilitary units.

Last week’s Taliban statement did not say where, when or how Mullah Omar had died.

The Afghan government said the Taliban leader had died in hospital in the Pakistani city of Karachi two years ago.

However, Pakistan has always denied that he was in the country.

Mullah Akhtar Mansour, Mullah Omar’s deputy, has replaced him, Taliban sources have said.

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