Rebel commander among 5 killed in Herat
HERAT CITY (PAN): AN insurgent commander was killed along with three of his associates during an operation by NATO-led troops in western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.
Mullah Mohiuddin was killed during a ground-air offensive in the Sangi Baran area of Rabat-i- Sangi district late on Friday evening, said the governor's spokesman, Shafiq Bahrozyan.
Four supporters of the militant commander were arrested by International Security Assistance Force troops, who seized a rifle and a car as a result of the operation, he told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Mohiuddin was involved in planting roadside bombs and conducting attacks on Afghan forces and foreign troops in the area, the gubernatorial spokesman said.
Separately, police shot dead one gunman and detained another in the Gulran district, Bahrozyan added. The individual, identified as Mullah Dad, was allegedly involved in fuelling insecurity in the district.
In other news, a policeman was gunned down by an unknown assailant in the Shindand district. Police spokesman Col. Ahmadi said the overnight attack happened in the main district bazaar. Three armed suspects were captured during a subsequent search operation.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility for shooting the policeman.
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