Suicide Attack on Foreign Troop Convoy Kills One, Injures 11 in Afghanistan

© REUTERS / Omar SobhaniFile photo of an Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul, Afghanistan October 14, 2015
File photo of an Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul, Afghanistan October 14, 2015 - Sputnik International
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One police officer was killed and 11 people were injured in the bombing on a foreign troop convoy in Helmand Province of Afghanistan, according to local media.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least one police officer was killed in a suicide bomb attack on a foreign troop convoy in southern Afghanistan, local media reported on Sunday.

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According to the Kabul-based TOLOnews network, 11 people were injured in the bombing in Helmand Province.

Afghanistan has long been in political and social turmoil, with the armed Taliban movement redoubling their insurgency across the country and the violent extremist Islamic State taking advantage of the instability to gain a foothold in the country.

The US-led NATO mission formally ended its International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) combat operations in Afghanistan on December 31, 2014, transitioning to a non-combat mission in the country.

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