Soldiers kill motorcycle bomb suspect

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7 August 2007, KANDAHAR (AP) - Taliban militants attacked a police vehicle in southern Afghanistan, killing two policemen and wounding eight others, an official said Tuesday.

7 August 2007

KANDAHAR (AP) - Taliban militants attacked a police vehicle in southern Afghanistan, killing two policemen and wounding eight others, an official said Tuesday.

The attack occurred Monday night just outside Kandahar city, said provincial police chief Syed Agha Saqib. The attackers escaped and police are hunting for them, he said.

Insurgent attacks and military operations have killed more than 3,600 people so far this year, most of them militants. Much of the violence has been concentrated in the former Taliban stronghold in the south.

Also in southern Afghanistan, Dutch soldiers fatally shot a motorcyclist who approached their convoy and failed to heed warning signals and shots, the Dutch Defence Ministry said.

International forces are often the targets of suicide bombers, and they repeatedly warn Afghan civilian motorists to slow down or steer clear of convoys so they are not mistaken for attackers. Several civilians have been killed in such incidents.

[Copyright AP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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