Local police commander, his son killed in Kapisa
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A local police commander and his son were killed and one of his bodyguards wounded in a roadside bombing in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Monday, an official said.
The explosion occurred in the Shinkai area, hitting the vehicle commander Syed Ahmad was travelling in along with his son and bodyguards, the Tagab district chief, Abdul Hakim Akhundzada, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The commander and his son were killed and a bodyguard injured in the attack, he said.
“The blast took place at around 11:30am,” said a tribal elder of the Mira Khel area, Malak Amrullah. He said it was the second such incident after the holy month of Ramadan that marked the end of a truce between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in the district.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident, but a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed the fighters had killed a foreign soldier and wounded a number of others in a clash in the district.
The fresh incidents of violence come as a ceasefire deal between parties to the conflict expired with the end of Ramadan in Tagab and Nijrab districts. There were no clashes during the month, giving a sigh of relief to civilians.
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