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Missiles land in police centre; tankers torched

Missiles land in police centre; tankers torched

Aug 17, 2011 - 12:51

MAIDAN SHAHR (PANinfo-icon): Two missiles landed in a police training centre in central Maidan Wardak, where two fuel tankers were torched near the provincial capital, officials said Wednesday.

The missiles were fired by unidentified militants into the police training centre from nearby mountains in the Tope desert of Syedabad district, inflicting no casualties, the governor’s spokesman said.

A joint base of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) is located in the area, Shahidullah Shahid told Pajhwok Afghan News. Nearly 4,000 policemen are being trained at the facility.

Second Vice President Karim Khalili and Interior Minister Bismillah Muhammadi were participating in the inaugural ceremony for the centre on June 15, when a rocket landed near the gathering. However, no one was injured in the attack.

Separately, two tankers supplying fuel for ISAF troops were torched on Tuesday night in the Arghandi area of Kabulinfo-icon near Maidan Shahr on the Kabul-Kandahar highway, Shahid said.

Mohammad Aleem, a Maidan Wardak official who saw the tankers, believed the vehicles had been emptied of fuel before being set alight. Only front parts of the tankers were burned.


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