12 people killed as violence spreads across Afghanistan
Kabul, May 9, (RHC), -- Spate of violent attacks in embattled Afghanistan leaves 12 people dead, as Taliban launches spring offensive campaign.
Five policemen were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the western province of Farahlate Tuesday, local authorities said, adding another officer was wounded in the incident.
In the eastern Paktika province, four Education Ministry employees and their bodyguard were killed and a local education official was injured in a synchronized roadside bomb and gunfire attack.
Two other Afghan police officers also were killed in an ambush by Taliban militants in a bazaar near the city of Pul-e-Alamin the eastern Logar province on Tuesday.
The attacks are blamed on Taliban militants. Just last week, the group announced the start of their annual spring offensive across Afghanistan and threatened to target US-led troops and Afghan security forces.
Meanwhile, a Romanian soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has died of injuries sustained in a September-2011 bomb explosion in Afghanistan, bringing the number of Romanian soldiers killed in the Afghan war to 20. /PRESSTV