Afghan Attack on Police Headquaters Kills Seven

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By Octavio Abea

A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb while in a parking lot at the police headquaters in Kandahar, Afghanistan killing seven people, officials said.

The car exploded near a bazaar on a main road used by civilians killing five police officers and a child while overturning several police vehicles, The New York Times reports.

The blast also wounded 19 people including six police officers, three children, and two women. They were taken to Mirwais Hospital, according to The New York Times.

The Washington Post reports that the governor blames Taliban insurgents even though no group has claimed responsibility.

Kandahar has been a target of a series of attacks that Taliban-led insurgents have taken credit for. Violence is growing all over the country as international troops prepare to withdraw, reports The Washington Post.

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