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Six policemen die in Afghan suicide attack

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At least six Afghan policemen have died after a suicide bomber attacked a joint convoy of Afghan and Nato forces in northern Afghanistan, officials said.

The attack took place in Kunduz province, near the border with Tajikistan.

The bomber drove a car filled with explosives, which detonated on hitting the convoy, news agency AFP reported.

One soldier from the Nato-led forces and 11 Afghans were also wounded in the attack early on Thursday.

The Taliban have a strong presence in Kunduz and reports say the insurgents have been using it as a base to launch attacks elsewhere in the region.