Roadside blast kills four police officers in Ghazni

Roadside blast kills four police officers in Ghazni

A roadside blast killed four police officers, including police chief of district six of Ghazni city, and wounded three others after their riding vehicle hit a landmine in the city, a local source confirmed.

Fatima Rahimi, a member of Ghazni Provincial Council, told Kabul Now that the incident took place yesterday’s evening, June 27, in Bakawool neighborhood of Ghazni’s PD6.

The local official identified the district police chief as Younus Ramazani.

The roadside bomb targeted their vehicle when the police officers were patrolling in the area, she said, adding that the Taliban militants had planted the roadside bomb.

The Taliban, however, has not commented regarding the incident so far.

Ghazni is a volatile province in the southern part of the country. The Taliban control swaths of territories in the province and often launch complex attacks against defense and security forces.

In addition to offensives, ambush, and large-scale attacks, the Taliban militants often use roadside bombs to target government employees, particularly military and police forces.