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Bomb kills two Afghan policemen
Two Afghan policemen have been killed in a roadside bomb attack targeting a district chief in the south of the country, a local spokesman has said.

Shadi Khan escaped unhurt after the bomb hit his car in the province of Kandahar, spokesman Daud Ahmadi said.

Eight policemen were wounded in the blast, which Afghan officials blamed on Taleban insurgents.

Separately, a soldier from Nato-led troops died when his armoured jeep crashed in Kandahar, Nato said.

Three other soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) were injured in the incident, a Nato statement said.

It said the crash was not the result of hostile action.

The nationalities of the soldiers - who were airlifted to a local army hospital - were not immediately known.

Nato forces formally took control of military operations in southern Afghanistan from the US-led coalition which overthrew the Taleban in 2001.

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