KABUL, Afghanistan — Three explosions just minutes apart rocked Kandahar on Monday night, killing up to four Afghan police officers in the nation's largest city in the south.
Three NATO service members also were killed by bombings in southern Afghanistan and an insurgent attack killed another in the east, raising the coalition's death toll to 11 in the first four days of October. The nationalities of the dead were not disclosed.
A spokesman for the provincial governor of Kandahar, Zelmai Ayubi, said two policemen were killed and 10 other people were wounded in the explosions, which occurred near a school. Officials at Mirwais Hospital reported a higher death toll. They said four policemen died in the explosions and 17 other people were wounded.
Ayubi said the first explosion targeted an Afghan police office. When police gathered to tend to the wounded, two more explosions occurred, he said.