Handover of key city tests Afghan forces amid rising violence

20 07 2011

A bomb exploded near a police station outside a crucial city in Afghanistan’s south Tuesday where Afghan forces are readying to assume security responsibility within hours, another worrying sign as insurgents seek to disrupt a gradual transition process.

The roadside bomb hit a police vehicle near a newly built police station in Bolan, just outside the bustling market city of Lashkar Gah.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/19/us-afghanistan-transition-idUSTRE76I3HZ20110719

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