Bomb kills six Afghan police


Six Afghan policemen and a civilian were killed when their car drove over a landmine in the restive southern province of Uruzgan late Wednesday, an official said.
“The policemen were en route to their checkpoint from a village in Chora district when their vehicle rolled on a landmine,” said district police chief Mohammad Gul.
“It killed all six as well as a civilian crossing the area,” he added.
The dead policemen belonged to a local village force, trained for three weeks and then paid to keep Taliban rebels out of their areas.