KABUL: Five border policemen were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through their patrol vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.
The bomb struck their pick-up truck in the Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border, late Friday, the provincial governor's spokesman told.
"Yesterday evening, a border police vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb that unfortunately left all five border policemen dead," said spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but roadside bombs are regularly planted by Taliban insurgents fighting a decade-long war against NATO-led foreign troops and Afghan government forces. (AFP)