Suicide blast in south kills 8 Afghan policemen

RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Published:

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide attack on a district police headquarters has killed eight Afghan policemen in the country's south.

It was the second suicide bombing Tuesday of government offices in Afghanistan.

Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman in the southern Helmand province, says the policemen were killed when three suicide bombers tried to enter the police office in Musa Qala district. The police spotted the attackers, who were on foot. They killed one but the other two blew themselves up.

Ahmadi says eight policemen were killed in the blast and several others, including the district police commander, were wounded.

Earlier, a group of suicide bombers blew up their truck outside a district office in northern Herat province, killing at least 10 people.