Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

3 Pakistani labourers killed in Logar attack

3 Pakistani labourers killed in Logar attack

Jul 02, 2011 - 14:36

PUL-I-ALAM (PANinfo-icon): Three Pakistani labourers were killed and two Afghans were injured in a militant attack in central Logar province, officials said Saturday.

The Talibaninfo-icon fighters attacked the workers late Friday while they were constructing a police checkpoint in the Chinary area of the Khoshi district, which lies along the Kabulinfo-icon-Gardeez highway, district chief Besmillah Khoshiwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Khoshiwal added that the area is always under the control of security forces, but that fewer police were present on the Friday holiday and so the Taliban seized the opportunity to attack the labourers.

Co. Ghulam Sakhi Roghlewanai, the Logar police chief, confirmed the attack, saying the bodies of the three Pakistanis had been transported to Kabul. He said the injured Afghans were in a stable condition. He added that police were investigating the incident.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, with their spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, saying two SUVs belonging to police were destroyed in the attack.

Khoshi district is a relatively well-secured area in Logar.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update