Police checkpoint commander killed in Sar-i-Pul
SAR-I-PULCITY(PAN): A police checkpoint commander has been killed in an insurgent attack in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Monday.
The commander, Mohammad Rasul, was heading toward the checkpoint in Imam Jafar area on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul City, on Sunday evening when came under attack from Taliban, police chief, Brig. Gen. Asadulalh Sherzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The attackers also took away a pistol of Mohammad Rasul, he said.
A resident of the area, Ghulam Nabi, 34, said the checkpoint commander was riding a bike when ambushed by Taliban. The fighters fled after killing Rasul, he added.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said a policeman was killed and two others, including a checkpoint commander, were injured when their patrolling convoy hit a roadside bomb in Sayad district.
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