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Six policemen killed by road bomb

A powerful roadside bomb has killed six policemen in Afghanistan's west, officials said.

The officers' vehicle hit the explosives planted in the road they were driving on on Tuesday morning in Herat province.

District police chief Sher Agha said the explosion was so strong that the police vehicle was completely destroyed in the blast in Obey district.

He said there were no survivors.

The policemen were guards of the Salma dam project and were on their way to Herat city.

Insurgents often use makeshift land mines to target both Afghan government officials and international forces in Afghanistan. The explosives often kill civilians as well.

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