Twin roadside bombing kills 5 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan

A provincial government spokesman, Ummar Zawaq, says the attack occurred on Thursday morning in Helmand province.

Zawaq says the officers who died were members of the elite Afghan National Civil Order Police -- the so-called ANCOPs who get special training from NATO forces.

The spokesman says a third officer was wounded in the blast.

Afghan authorities say roadside bombs and booby-traps are their worst threat in fighting the Taliban.

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