Official: Roadside bomb kills 5 Afghan policemen

By AMIR SHAH | February 11, 2012 | 4:45 AM EST

An Afghan man walks on a frozen lake in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. The Afghan capital has been experiencing its worst cold-snap and heaviest snows in at least 15 years, the National Weather Center said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan government official says five policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

The deputy governor of Uruzgan province, Haji Khubirahim, says the policemen were patrolling in their vehicle when it hit a roadside mine in Chanartu district.

He says one civilian also was wounded in the blast, which occurred early on Saturday morning.