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Bombers target police trainees

Suicide bombers have hit a training area for the new Afghan Local Police force in the east of the country, killing two trainees and a policeman.

Azad Khan, the top local official in Jaji district of Paktia province, said four bombers approached an area where about 50 men were being trained for the village-level force the US is developing to counter the Taliban uprising.

Mr Khan said one attacker blew himself up, two were gunned down by security forces protecting the area and a fourth attacker disappeared.

District hospital doctor Zakria, who goes by one name, says two trainees and a member of the Afghan National Police were killed and two other policemen were injured.

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