Daily Security Brief: September 29, 2011
FARAH: Five logistic supply trucks were torched by the Taliban in the Gulistan district of western Farah province, Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, the western zone police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Thursday.
The World Food Programme (WFP) and Anardara Private Logistic Transportation Company's trucks were attacked by Taliban late on Wednesday, he said, adding the trucks belonged to the WFP and two to the private firm.
However, a witness said on condition of anonymity three truck drivers were killed and 12 vehicles burnt as a result of the attack.
Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said seven international troops' logistic supply trucks were destroyed and four guards escorting the convoy killed.
FARYAB: One policeman was killed and six civilians were injured in a road side bombing in the Shirin Tagab district of northern Faryab province, police spokesman Syed Masoud Yaqubi said.
The injured included three women, a child, a man and a policeman, said, Dr. Abdul Ali Halim, the public health director. There has been no word from Taliban about the incident so far.
HERAT: A female police officer, a man and a woman riding a motorcycle were killed and four other policewomen along with their driver wounded in a roadside bombing in western Herat province, Col. Syed Sharif Mohammadi, the airport commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Thursday.
A remote-controlled bomb, attached to a motorcycle, was detonated on the airport road when a police vehicle was crossing the area, he said.
However, Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, a spokesman for the Herat Regional Hospital, said three dead bodies, including two women's, and 10 injured, including four female police officials, were brought to hospital.
Three critically wounded people were referred to an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) health facility, he concluded.
In a statement, the Ministry of Interior said two border police officials were among three people killed and 15 others wounded in the explosion. Four policewomen were among the injured, the statement added.
As usual, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, with their spokesman, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, saying nine police officials were killed in the bombing.
NANGARHAR: Ten people were injured due to a roof collapse during a marriage ceremony in the Markikhel area of the Khogyani district in eastern Nangarhar province at 10am on Thursday, officials said.
The incident took place when a large number of people were sitting on the second floor of Khan Agha's house. As a result, the roof caved in, said the district chief, Haji Muhammad Hassan.
Injured were taken to the district clinic. Dr. Jan Agha said all the injured were women and children. They are in stable condition.
Separately, unidentified gunmen shot dead an employee of an international non-government migration organisation in the Chaknoor area on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The incident took place on Wednesday night, he said, adding the victim, Sayed Alem Shah, working for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) was killed on his way home.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident, but no one had been detained so far, he concluded.
---Abdul Mueed Hashmi
LOGAR: Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were injured in a roadside bombing in the Charkh district of central Logar province on Thursday, officials said.
The explosion was followed by a clash in the Garm Aba area, where Afghan and international troops were on a patrol, said Abdul Khalil Kamal, the administrative head of Charkh.
An investigation into the explosion was underway, said Ghulam Sakhi Rough Lewanai, the provincial police chief. He had no details about the clash
As usual, Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, with their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid saying that four Afghan and foreign troops were killed and five others injured. He said nothing about the gunbattle.
--Abdul Maqsud Azizi