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Six police killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

Published on Apr 2, 2014 8:06 PM

KABUL (AFP) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Afghan interior ministry Wednesday, killing six police officers just three days before the country's presidential election, which the Taleban have vowed to disrupt.

The attack came as the three leading candidates to succeed President Hamid Karzai made a final push for votes with rallies on the last day of campaigning.

Kabul has been rocked by a string of high-profile attacks in the run-up to Saturday's US-backed election, which will be the first democratic handover of power in Afghanistan's turbulent history.

"The suicide attacker wearing a military uniform detonated himself near the gate of the ministry killing six policeman," interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told AFP.

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