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Police eradicating poppy attacked in Helmand

Police eradicating poppy attacked in Helmand

Apr 05, 2011 - 19:45

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Police clashed with militants during a poppy eradication campaign in southern Helmand province, the worldinfo-icon's largest opium producing region, on Tuesday, an official said.

Four attackers were arrested and a policeman was injured during the firefight that took place in Nawa district in the afternoon, the governor's spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The gun-battle lasted two hours and as a result four attackers were arrested, he said, adding a policeman injured in the incident was being treated at a hospital. His condition is said to be stable, the official said.


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