18 Afghan Police Officers Killed

    An Afghan policeman, left, mourns after a police truck was hit by a roadside bomb in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A police truck packed with officers and detainees struck a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan's largest city, killing several of those aboard, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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    At least 18 Afghan police officers were killed in two separate explosions on Saturday. A suicide bomber attacked a group of police officers in the northern Kunduz province, killing 10 officers, including the city’s counterterrorism chief. A Taliban-led group claimed responsibility for that attack. Hours later in Kandahar, eight police officers and two detainees lost their lives when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. No one has claimed responsibility for that attack, but the Taliban is known to rely heavily on roadside bombs in its operations.

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