Daily Security Brief: September 22, 2011
HERAT: One person was killed and five others were wounded when a gas cylinder exploded in Western Herat province on Thursday, the governor’s spokesman, Muheeuddin Ghori, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The incident occurred at 10am at a gas shop in the 3rd police district, damaging nearby buildings, Ghori said, adding the incident resulted from incaution of the gas seller.
Mohammad Rafiq Sherazi, a spokesman for the Herat Regional Hospital, confirmed receiving five injured, including a woman, with two of them in critical condition.
ISLAMABAD: Eight people, including two militants, were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in different parts of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Thursday.
Five people were killed and eight others wounded when a remote-controlled bomb hit a civilian vehicle in the Chamarkand area of the Bajaur tribal region, witness Asadullah told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Five dead bodies and eight injured people were brought to Bajaur hospital in stable condition, Dr. Sharif Khattak said.
Separately, a suicide bomber exploded his explosives during a clash between Taliban fighters and security personnel in Mingora district, a security official said on condition of anonymity.
The clash erupted during an operation, launched on the basis of intelligence, the source added.
According to Pakistan Television (PTV), a suicide bomber was killed along with an associate and three soldiers were injured in the blast. A tribal elder, Jalal, said the operation was launched early in the morning.
PARWAN: Five rebel commanders were killed and three others injured during a joint offensive in the Shinwari district of central Parwan province on Thursday, a senior official said.
Still ongoing, the operation was conducted by Afghan and international troops in Dara-i-Kafshan area, Governor Abdul Basir Salangi said. The troops suffered no casualties in the operation, he added.
The operation would continue until the area was completely cleared of militants, said the deputy police chief, Ziaur Rahman Faez Syedkheli.
The Taliban have not yet commented about the incident.
KANDAHAR: One civilian was killed and six others were injured in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.
The explosion took place late on Wednesday in the 10th police district in the city, Zalmay Ayubi, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News, explaining the injured were taken to the Mirwais Civil Hospital.
A doctor at the hospital confirmed receiving six injured in stable condition.
Separately, two militants were beaten up by residents in Musa Qala district in a mosque of the third district in Kandahar City before being handed over to security forces on, the governor's spokesman, Zalmay Ayubi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
A provincial police official confirmed the incident and said people handed over the Taliban to police after beating them. Residents demanded harsh punishment for the killers, he added.
--Bashir Ahmad Naadem
ZABUL: Eleven Taliban were killed and nine others injured during a joint operation by Afghan and international forces in southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday.
The operation, launched three days ago in Naw Bahar district, concluded late on Wednesday, Mohammad Jan Rasulyar, the deputy governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
In the operation involving air power, local Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Nabi was killed along with 11 fighters and two others were detained by the International Security Assistance Force, he said.
Two rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) launchers, three machine guns, five AK-47s and artillery shells were seized by the security forces, who suffered no casualties.
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