Daily Security Brief: November 24, 2011
FARAH: A Taliban commander was detained during a search operation in the Khak-i-Safid district of western Farah province on Thursday, an official said.
The 8-hour operation was conducted by the Afghan National Army (ANA) and police in the Nang village of the district, provincial police chief said.
Brig. Gen. Syed Mohammad Roshandil, speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, identified the detainee as Mullah Sarwar. Police and ANA troops suffered no casualties in the operation.
HEART: A hundred kilograms of morphine meant for smuggling into southern provinces were seized in western Herat province, police said on Thursday.
Police recovered the morphine from a truck placed in plastic bags on the Herat-Kandahar highway, police spokesman, Col. Noor Khan Nikzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the truck driver and another suspect had been arrested in connection with the substance. He said the white colour morphine was ready to be processed into heroin.
Local official say most of drugs were smuggled to Herat through Iran.
SAMANGAN: Two people were killed and three others injured as a result of traffic accident in northern Samangan province on Thursday, an official said.
The accident happened in the Kotal Rabatak area on Wednesday night when a Suzuki van collided with a truck, traffic officer, Lt. Col. Mohammad Ibrahim, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Ibrahim said the injured were taken to provincial health facilities. He blamed the accident on existence of dust and rash driving.
Sarajudin Nazari, a doctor at Samangan Civil Hospital, confirmed receiving two bodies and three injured people. He said the two dead, who returned from Hajj, were residents of Takhar province.
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