Suicide attacks kill three police in southern Afghanistan

AfghanistanKandahar, Afghanistan - Three suicide bombers attacked a provincial governor's office in southern Afghanistan Saturday, killing five policemen and wounding at least three others, officials said. The bombers tried to enter the office of Kandahar governor Saturday afternoon but were stopped by policemen guarding the compound, provincial council head Ahmad Wali Karzai said.

"Five policemen were killed in explosion," Karzai, the younger brother of President Hamdi Karzai, said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary in Kabul confirmed the attack and said that three other policemen were wounded.

No group immediately took responsibility. Taliban militants, who were driven from power in late 2001, have been behind hundreds of such attacks in the past.(dpa)