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Suicide attack on police academy kills 4 people in S. Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, May 14 (KUNA) -- At least four people were killed and 12 others wounded in a car suicide attack targeting Afghan Local Police (ALP) academy in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, said officials on Saturday.
Governor's spokesman, Omar Zwak told media that the incident took place in Du-Rahi area of Nadali district in the province.
The suicide bomber carried out the attack by an explosives-laden car, he added. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen.
Abdur Rahman Sarjang confirmed that four people including three policemen were killed and 12 others including two schoolchildren were wounded in the attack. The bombing also destroyed a large part of the building and several military vehicles.
The Principal of a school nearby, Abdul Saboor said that the school was also partially damaged and two students were injured and all the windowpanes of the school were broken due to the blast.
According to local media, a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility of the attack and said several policemen suffered casualties in the incident. (end) sbk.tg