3 Policemen Killed in Uruzgan Roadside Mine Blast

At least three policemen were killed and another was wounded in a roadside mine blast in Uruzgan province on Wednesday morning, said Zargai Ebadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

The incident happened in Tarin Kot, capital of the province, after a police vehicle struck a roadside mine, said Ebadi.

The wounded policeman has been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, he said.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

On Tuesday, President Ashraf Ghani portrayed a grim picture of the situation in Afghanistan, saying that between February 29 and July 21 up to 10,708 members of the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) have been killed and wounded.

“Between February 29, 2020, and July 21, 2020, ANDSF losses have been 10,708, with 3560 martyred, 6781 wounded and the rest kidnapped, imprisoned or unaccounted for,” said Ghani while speaking at the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Kabul.

He said the number of Afghan civilian casualties during this period is 3073–with 775 killed, 1609 wounded and 689 kidnapped.

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