Daily Security Brief: October 3, 2011
KABUL: Eleven militants were killed and 16 others arrested in operations during the past 24 hours in different provinces, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.
The joint offensives were carried out in Kandahar, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Helmand and Khost provinces, where two fighters were also wounded, an MoI statement said.
Security forces also recovered eight Kalashnikovs, a pistol, five anti-tank mines, two walkie-talkies and some safety fuse, the statement added.
Separately, police arrested five suspects on charges of robbery and car theft in the fourth, fifth and eighth police districts of Kabul, an official said.
HERAT: A militant commander, Mullah Ahmad Shah, was arrested in the Azizabad area of the Shindand district in western Herat province late on Sunday, local officials said.
HELMAND: Two rebel commanders -- Mullah Akhtar Mohammad and Mullah Masoom -- were killed by foreign troops in Washer district, a spokesman for Helmand governor, Daud Ahmadi, said.
NIMROZ: Three people were detained on charge of killing five members of a family in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.
Niaz Mohammad, a resident of Zaranj, was killed along with four relatives on August 27, Brig. Gen. Abdul Jabbar Purdali, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
With three of the suspected killers detained, two others were still at large, he said, adding efforts were underway to track down the remaining accused.
Dr. Zahir, Niaz Mohammad's uncle, said the detainees were his nephew. He added a three years old son of Mohammad had escaped unhurt in the attack, sleeping in a corner of his house.
An investigation was into the incident was ongoing to determine the cause of the murder, the police chief said.
NANGARHAR: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tribal elder in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.
The incident took place on Sunday night in the Mamando Bagh area of Ghanikhel district, Malik Osman, another tribal elder, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Malik Amin Jan had close ties both to the Taliban and intelligence operatives, he said, adding it was unclear who was behind the murder.
Haji Zalmay, the district chief, confirmed the incident and said an investigation into the murder was underway.
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A girl student of a religious school was abducted by her cousin in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Monday. The student was abducted on her way home, crime branch chief, Col. Abdul Malik, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
According to the victim's family, she was kidnapped after they rejected a proposal from the boy. "My daughter was abducted after she rejected the cousin's proposal," said her mother.
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