Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

2 dead in ongoing Paktia clash

2 dead in ongoing Paktia clash

By
On
Nov 10, 2011 - 18:12

GARDEZ (PAN): Two people were reported dead during a gun and suicide attack in the Samkani district of southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, officials said.

The clash, still ongoing, erupted after a suicide bomber detonated his vest at the gate of the district headquarters, allowing other bombers to enter the building in the evening, the governor’s spokesman, Rohullah Samoon, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A policeman was killed during the gun-battle between the attackers and Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops, he said.

Eighteen tribal elders and five district chiefs were holding a meeting in the compound when a number of militants carrying guns and wearing suicide vests launched their attack, provincial council chief, Shayesta Jan Ahadi, said.

Three of the tribal elders were able to flee the scene, but the condition of others elders was unknown, she said.

The gathering was aimed at selecting people for the November 16 traditional Loya  Jirga discussing a strategic cooperation agreement between Afghanistan and the US, witness Ashaqullah said.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed the fighters overran the district headquarters as a result of the suicide and gun attack. He claimed five policemen were killed and scores of others injured.

myn/ma

 


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Advertisement

Advertisement