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Ex-jihadi commanders shot dead in Baghlan

Ex-jihadi commanders shot dead in Baghlan

Aug 26, 2011 - 12:10

PUL-I-KHUMRI (PANinfo-icon): Two former jihadinfo-icon commanders and one of their guards were shot dead in overnight attacks in northern Baghlan province, a senior police official said on Friday.

"Unidentified gunmen killed Kimya Gul as he entered a mosqueinfo-icon for the Taraweeh prayer in the Amarkhel area of Baghlan-i-Markazi district," the provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Col. Mohammad Kamin said a brother of the 45-year-old commander and another individual were injured in the assault. They were taken to hospital, but no word about their healthinfo-icon condition was immediately available.

Elsewhere in the province, the police chief said, militants gunned down Shirin Agha, a former jihadiinfo-icon commander, along with his security guard in the Raba area. Agha was ambushed near his home while returning from a local market.



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