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Four killed in Afghan blast

Published 14/06/2015 | 09:16

The blast occurred in northern Takhar province, killing four people
The blast occurred in northern Takhar province, killing four people

Four people including a district chief have been killed in a roadside bombing in an area of northern Afghanistan that has been largely peaceful until now.

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Senatullah Tumor, the spokesman for the governor of northern Takhar province, said the bomb killed Hamidullah Haqjo Ashkamesh, chief of the Ishkashim district, as well as a police officer and two of his bodyguards.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban's 14-year insurgency has spread in recent months from its strongholds in the south to northern Afghanistan.

Meanwhile in southern Kandahar province, police say a roadside bomb killed a woman and wounded three people in the province's Khakrez district.

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