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Daily Security Brief: July 6, 2011

Daily Security Brief: July 6, 2011

Jul 06, 2011 - 12:08

FARYAB: Two children and one mine planter were killed when two mines exploded in Qaisar and Ghormach districts of Faryab province, Faryab province security spokesman Sayed Masood told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Ghormach district chief Mohammad Dawod confirmed that two children had been killed by a mine planted in a field in the district. He said police had begun to investigate the incident.

Faryab security command spokesman Masood said that the mine planter was killed planting a mine in the Toty area of the Qaisar district when the mine detonated prematurely.

-- Aur Taq

KABULinfo-icon: One man and three womeninfo-icon, all family members, were killed in the Kart-i-Ariana area of Kabul city, according to a police statement received by Pajhwok Afghan News Wednesday. Separately, six people were arrested and charged with a killing in Wazir Akhbar Khan Tuesday.

District police chief Col. Shahwahli Tamana said the three women killed included a mother, daughter, and bride, and that police had begun an investigation. A doctor involved in the investigation, who declined to give his name, said two of the victims displayed signs of suffocation and another had knife wounds in the neck and abdomen.

-- Khowaja Baseer

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: US drone attacks have killed 10 people in the Harmaz village of the Mir Ali area near the Afghanistaninfo-icon-Pakistaninfo-icon border, Ghulam Ali, a North Waziristan government official, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Wednesday.

He added that the attack targeted militants, some of whom were killed. He also said some foreigners were among the dead and that five others were injured.

Zulfiqar, a resident of the Mir Ali area, said the attack occurred in a residential area and that four to five people in the targeted house were killed.

PAKTIKA: A child was killed and his four family members sustained injuries when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday, residents said.

The blast ripped through a tractor-trolley carrying the family in Jafar Rasoul Khan village.

The injured included two men and as many women, resident Gulab told Pajhwok Afghan News.

-- Obaidullah Kharotai

TALOQAN: Mula Juma Khan, a senior district intelligence official in the Khwaja Ghar district, was killed and his wife injured by unknown home invaders last night.

Khwaja Ghar security chief Lt. Col Haji Sabir told Pajhwok Afghan News that the attack occurred at around 11:30 pm in the Qroq area of the district. He said four people had been arrested in connection with the attack. No one has claimed responsibility.

-- Nadir Azizi

ZABUL: A number of Talibaninfo-icon fighters were killed in Mizana district of Zabul Province, according to ISAFinfo-icon and Zabul security officials.

ISAF said in a statement delivered to Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday that forces patrolling the area had clashed with Taliban fighters and inflicted casualties on the group. The statement also said that no civilians were harmed in the operation and that international forces had seized ammunition.

Abdul Rahim, a resident of the Mizani district, said the operation took place on Tuesday in the Takhom area of Mizana district and estimated that 14 militants were killed in an aerial assault by foreign forces.

Regional deputy governor Mohammad Jan Rasulyar confirmed reports of operations in the area but said the number of militants killed was unknown.

There has been no comment from the Taliban.

-- Nasim Hotak


GHAZNI: Two Afghan civilians were killed in an overnight airstrike by NATOinfo-icon-led troops in the Khugyani district of southern Ghazni province, residents said on Wednesday.
Hundreds of residents brought the dead bodies to the provincial capital in protest.
They said the two children were killed while grazing animals in fields on Tuesday evening, Mohammad Hashim, the uncle of the victims, said.
--Mirwais Himmat


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