Police officers among 5 killed in violence
Gunmen shot dead a police officer on his way home in Pushti Khoh-i-Qala Kah district of western Farah province on Wednesday morning, police chief, Brig. Gen. Syed Mohammad Roshandil, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Abdul Hakim was travelling in a car in Farah City, the provincial capital, where the fighters opened fire at him in the Langaran neighbourhood, the police chief said.
Separately, a Taliban commander was among three fighters killed when a bomb in their possession went off in Kashk Kohna district of western Herat province.
Mullah Padshah and two of his associates died in the blast that took place in the Sarito village on Wednesday morning, police spokesman Col. Abdul Raud Ahmadi said. The men wanted to plant the device on a road in the area.
In northern Sar-i-Pul province, the militants ambushed a police checkpoint in Sayad district, killing the checkpoint commander, Nazar Mohammad, and injuring nine others. Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati said the incident happened in the Bazaar Kami village on Tuesday evening. The attackers also suffered casualties when the police returned fire.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, said two commanders were among five policemen killed in the attack. Seven other policemen were injured and a vehicle destroyed, he added.
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