Suicide attack targets Afghanistan's beleaguered police

Bombing highlights the vulnerability of Afghan's under-trained and under-funded police

Canadian soldiers were reportedly keeping Afghan police away from the site where a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform killed nine and wounded eight in Afghanistan today. The attack took place in a police headquarters, highlighting yet again the vulnerability of Afghan’s under-trained and under-funded police.  An Associated Press reporter and photographer was apparently prevented by Canadian troops from taking pictures. The pressing need to improve the lot of Afghan police was highlighted in mid-March, when Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon and Trade Minister Stockwell Day visited Kandahar.

Associated Press

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