Tribal elder, 6 police killed in Kandahar blast
KANDAHAR CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): A tribal elder was killed along with six policemen in a roadside bombing in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.
The bombing took place in the afternoon, leaving Haji Abdul Wali, the tribal elder, and six policemen dead, the governor's spokesman, Zalmay Ayubi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The slain elder had a key role in cleansing the district of militants with support from locals, he said, adding the elder himself would maintain security for hospitals and schools.
The governor's house in a statement condemned the incident and blamed the Taliban for planting the improvised explosive device.
In eastern Nangarhar province, militants shot dead a tribal elder in the Khogyani district, the fourth such incident over the past one month, an official said on Tuesday.
The militants took Malak Noorullah out of his house and sprayed him with bullets on Monday night in Pirakhel area, the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the assisanation, but such killings are blamed on the insurgents.
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