April 28, 2013
Afghan security officials stand vigil over the bodies of deputy police chief Col. Mohammad Hussain and another officer after the convoy they were traveling in Sunday was hit by a roadside bomb west of Kabul, Afghanistan. The remote-controlled roadside bomb killed three police officers, an attack the Taliban claimed as the opening round of their spring offensive. U.S.-backed efforts to try to reconcile the Islamic militant movement with the Afghan government are gaining little traction.
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Taliban insurgents marked the start of their spring offensive on Sunday by claiming responsibility for a remote-controlled roadside bomb blast that killed three police officers.
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