Roadside bomb kills 4 Afghan police

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan government says a roadside bomb has killed four police officers in southern Afghanistan.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement Monday the officers were on a convoy patrol with NATO forces when their vehicle struck a bomb laid in the road. The blast happened Sunday evening in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, a former Taliban stronghold where U.S. Marines have poured in to try to establish peace and a functioning government.