Afghan Bomber Kills 21 Cops

Suicide bomber disguised himself as police reservist
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2009 6:39 AM CST
An Afghan policeman guards a poppy field in Tirin Kot in this file photo. A bomber has killed 21 policemen in a suicide attack in Tirin Kot.   (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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(Newser) – A suicide bomber blew himself up inside an Afghan police station, killing at least 21 policemen in an attack claimed by the Taliban, reports the BBC. The attack in the south of the country is the deadliest in months. A police spokesman in Uruzgan said the bomber wore a police uniform and infiltrated a group of reservists. Three men were arrested wearing suicide belts in the neighboring province.