An Afghan official says a roadside bombing has killed three policemen and wounded two in the country’s western Herat province.

District police chief Shir Agha Alokozay says the attack took place in the province’s Obe district on Tuesday morning, when the police vehicle the officers were riding in hit the roadside bomb.

Mr. Alokozay says the bomb was set off by a remote control device and that the police have caught a suspect with the remote control.

Another roadside bomb killed four policemen and wounded four others in the same province the previous night, according to Border Police Chief Gen. Mohammad Juma Adeel said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Afghan security forces are frequently targeted by insurgents and violence has intensified in the country as most international troops prepare to withdraw at the end of the year.

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