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2020-07-09 Afghanistan
Suicide Bomber Targets Kandahar’s Shah Wali Kot Police HQ
[ToloNews] At least three coppers were killed, and 18 others were maimed, in a suicide kaboom on police HQ in Kandahar on Wednesday morning, a security source said.

The incident happened at 4:00 am in Shah Wali Kot district, as a suicide boom-mobileer detonated his explosives near the police HQ, the source said.

The district governor's compound is also close to the police HQ, according to the source.

Bahir Ahmad, a front man for the provincial governor, said: "We had information about a possible attack on police HQ and the forces were prepared. The jacket wallah was shot before he reached his target but his explosives detonated."

Three coppers were killed in the attack and 14 others, including civilians, were maimed, he said.

No group including the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
has grabbed credit for the attack.
The Jerusalem Post adds:
"At around 4 a.m., a jacket wallah driving a large (Afghan security force) truck came under fire from security forces before reaching his goal, but detonated explosives near police headquarters and the governor's residential complex," the governor's front man, Bahir Ahmad Ahamdi, said.

The police headquarters and governor's compound suffered severe damage.

The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
grabbed credit, saying in a statement that the police headquarters had been used as a military hub for security force operations against the Islamist krazed killers.
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