Daily Security Brief: April 5, 2012
BALKH: A 24-years-old man’s body was found in a school in northern Balkh province, an official said on Thursday.
The body was recovered on Thursday morning from the Nawbahar School in the Balkh district, Sherjan Durrani, the police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the victim’s identity and the cause of his death were yet to be established. The corpse was taken to the district hospital.
ISLAMABAD: Four people, including two policemen, were killed in a suicide attack by militants in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, officials said.
At least 14 people were injured in the suicide attack on a police vehicle in the Malir Halt area of the city. The outlawed rebel outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility of the attack that targeted a senior police officer.
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwar told reporters he was the target. “I was moving with my squad in Malir Halt district, where the explosion took place. I escaped unhurt, but some of my men have been injured."
Anwar, who reportedly received threats from the insurgents, was on his way to the court in connection with an inquiry into the killing of a senior lawyer.
With police investigating the incident, the bomb disposal squad said up to five kilograms of explosives were used in the bombing. Soon after the assault, Sind Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah sought a report from the provincial police chief.
Five Taliban were killed in a clash with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in the Khogiani district of southern Ghazni province.
Army commander Gen. Daud Shah Wafadar told Pajhwok Afghan News the ANA personnel came under attack while patrolling the Khashk area early on Thursday. Five attackers were killed, he said.
Elsewhere, one insurgent was killed and four others arrested by a joint Afghan-international security force in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province, said Dr. Fazel Karim Muslim, the district chief.
In southern Zabul, Afghan and foreign forces detained three suspected militants with weapons and explosives in the Shahr-i-Safa district, said Khadi Khan, the town’s administrative chief.
The ISAF media office in Zabul acknowledged the detention of two people, saying they were loyal to the Taliban.
Meanwhile, two civilians were killed and four women wounded when an artillery shell hit their house in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province.
Abdul Hakim Akhundzada, the district chief, said the incident occurred in the Matkhel area during a clash between Taliban and Afghan security personnel.
Elsewhere, unidentified gunmen shot dead a schoolteacher and a civilian in the Shindand district of western Herat province, said Col. Noor Khan Nekzad, the police spokesman.
He added the incident happened late on Wednesday night in the Zerkoh area. The attackers managed to escape.
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